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Tips to avoid traps of scammers

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Local and state authorities are encouraging citizens to take precautions in protecting themselves from becoming victim of scams. In a news release, Sheriff’s Detective Darrell Hutchens said he has already received at least one report of a local resident receiving a call from a person who claimed to be from…

Around Town 7/8/2009

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY Habitat for Humanity Home Restore, 809 E. Sycamore St., Lincolnton, will feature “Christmas in July at Habitat” until July 31. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, call (704) 736-9490. HESED HOUSE…

New stores cluster on N.C. 73 at N.C. 16

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For years, the area where the new N.C. 16 converges with N.C. 73 was nothing more than acres of wooded land. Now, its is home to a busy conglomeration of new shopping centers — Catawba Springs Promenade, a Wal-Mart Supercenter and Cottonwood. Lowe’s, the main anchor in Catawba Springs, is…

Tire retailer chain rolls into Denver

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Discount Tire, the world’s largest independent tire and wheel retailer, has opened in Denver. The national company sells and installs tires by brands such as Goodyear, Michelin and Bridgestone. Also, the company offers free repairs on flat tires and free tire rotations. Discount Tire Company has more than 725 stores…

Aldi finishes work on Denver store

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A grocery store that markets itself based on a low-price image is coming to Denver, said Aldi spokeswoman Martha Swaney. Aldi, a discount grocery chain, offers fresh meat and produce, frozen foods, dairy products, baked and canned goods and paper products. Stores carry about 1,400 regularly stocked items. According to…

Around Town 7/6/2009

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HESED HOUSE RAFFLE Raffle tickets to benefit the Hesed House of Hope will be sold until Aug. 15 at Carolina Trust Bank, First Federal Savings Bank and Peoples Bank. Tickets are $1 and the winning ticket will receive half of the proceeds from ticket sales. The drawing will be held…

Crouse July 4 parade growing

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No one knows how many people will be in Crouse’s Fourth of July parade or what they’ll be riding. What is guaranteed, however, is a good time. “It really is a fun event because there is no organization,” said Debbie Heafner, who helped found the parade 15 years ago. “It’s…

Singer finding success

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A Lincolnton native may become the Carolina Music Awards Female Country Music Artist of the Year. Tammie Davis, who now lives in Winston-Salem, is one of six finalists competing for the honor. She also has an album coming out and a single ready to hit the radio. She will be…

Pet Heaven offers final home for beloved animals

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For many pet owners, their animals are part of the family. “There’s so many people who have pets in their homes,” said Mark Mauney, owner of Pet Heaven Cemetery and Crematory Inc. in Cherryville. “They dress them in clothes. They take them to have their teeth cleaned. They’re like children.”…

Postman celebrates a million miles

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When Rural Carrier Lester Eaker Jr. started at the Iron Station Post Office 30 years ago, he was “carrying” on a family tradition. Lester Sr. was a rural carrier at the time, working in the Lincolnton Post Office. The father recently witnessed his son achieve a milestone that few carriers…