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Fastenal now in Lincolnton

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Fastenal Industrial and Construction Supplies announces it is opening a Lincolnton store in the Carolina Shopping Center. The store will occupy the 4,067 square-foot end cap space adjacent to East Main Street. The Carolina Shopping Center is now occupied by the following businesses: Country Town Tire and Service Center; Dollar…

Children and Christmas make best pageant ever

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Keeping 26 children under control is no easy feat, but methods like “The Quiet Game” and “No Talking Egg Hunt” help — something Laura Estep learned while directing “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” “I made sure that I had fun with them, and I was their friend, and they knew…

Country store a hidden treasure chest of delight for all who discover it

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Open for over 10 years, RedBone Willy’s Trading Co. is a comforting staple of Toluca, providing products to satisfy a variety of wants and needs. Everything from outdoor clothing to home goods and decorations fills two jam-packed floors of the rustic shop. Thick sweaters and glowing lamps line wooden shelves.…

Please don`t forget those at Christmas

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Some of the shelves at East Lincoln Christian Ministry sit bare as food donations dwindle. Meanwhile, volunteer Tina Moore completes an Angel Tree order. People who qualified and filled out certain documents have been instructed when to come to the ministry. Until then, volunteers such as (left to right) Helen…

Santa visits Sherrills Ford restaurant

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Santa Claus took time out of his busy Christmas schedule this past Monday to pay a visit to children at a famed Sherrills Ford restaurant, Lineberger’s Cattle Company on N.C. 150. For the fifth year in a row, the restaurant hosted a toy drive to benefit area children. However, this…

From aerospace to vacuums no big leap

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When Chris Feigl came to Charlotte from California in 1988, he had a career in the aerospace industry. Twelve years later, that company was bought out by a New York company. “I was confronted with a decision to move for a third time but I fell in love with the…

Needs grow as Christmas approaches

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East Lincoln Christian Ministries (ELCM) volunteer Sue Murdock has seen families’ need for help grow in the area. She’s one of several volunteers who recently helped prepare food bags and more than 800 gifts for families in need. “Here at Christmastime, people can get food and three gifts for each…

Intemperate comment raises hackles at meeting discussing Lowe`s

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About 40 residents in eastern Lincoln County gathered at the East Lincoln Community Center to discuss a proposed Lowe’s Home Improvement store coming to their community. According to Walter Fields, consultant on the project, Lowe’s wants to build a 225,000-square foot store on about 38 acres on N.C. 73 near…

Hunting for Christmas bargains? Denver Sportsman closing doors for good

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Blame it on the big box store. That’s what Steve Fussell is doing. It’s why he’s closing down the store of his dreams, Denver Sportsman, located at the junction of N.C. 16/150, which was formerly known as Rob and Don’s Sportsman. “I simply took a look at the business and…