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Around Town 10/14/2005

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FREE CONCERT Biggerstaff Bluegrass Band will be in concert at the Lincoln Cultural Center at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the Timken Performance Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. The concert is sponsored by the Lincoln County Historical Association and the Lincoln Cultural Center. For more…

Hometown Furniture celebrating anniversary

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Gary Froneberger and Terry Lowman have worked in the furniture industry a combined 50-plus years. They were working together at Heilig-Myers Furniture when it went bankrupt. “When they shut down, we decided to go out on our own,” said Froneberger. And thus, Hometown Furniture was born on Oct. 11, 2001.…

Belding Hausman bucking trend by staying in the U.S.

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While many textile manufacturers are closing facilities in this country and sending their jobs and machinery overseas, Boger City-based Belding Hausman is committed to staying in Lincoln County. According to chief financial officer Wilford Stowe, the company has a strong financial footing, which is the cornerstone of its stability. “The…

Pottery showcased in exhibit, festival

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If you’re interested in pottery, Lincoln County is the place to be this week. Local potters currently have their wares on display at the Lincoln Cultural Center’s aptly titled exhibit “Pottery: Catawba Valley Region.” “The heritage of Catawba Valley potters is well known, not just regionally, but nationally,” said Mary…

Area seniors have a good showing, bring home medals in this year’s Senior Games

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Last week, my wife and I traveled to Raleigh to participate in the North Carolina Senior Games State Finals competition. We joined 2,900 other adults aged 55 and older from all 100 counties in North Carolina. These participants had earned the right to go to the annual event in the…

TV meteorologist talks of Hurricane Katrina and aftermath at Rotary meeting

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“It was one of the hardest jobs I’ve ever done,” said Brad Panovich. Continuing, he said it was also “a horrific yet amazing experience.” Panovich, the weekend meteorologist for Charlotte station WCNC-TV, was speaking of his first-hand experience with Hurricane Katrina. The Powerpoint presentation he made at Monday’s Rotary Club…

Lake Norman Marine Commission tackles boat slip issue

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CORNELIUS – Members of the Lake Norman Marine Commission (LNMC) faced a packed house Monday night on the question of whether to approve a variance request for Stutts Marina, which is located at the end of Brawley School Road in Mooresville. “In this request, the proposal is to rebuild the…

Denver real estate hot; buyers many, sellers few

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Real estate agents in the Denver area are finding they are dealing with more people looking for a new home than people who are looking to sell their home. Bob Hecht, owner of a Century 21 franchise says home buyers are outpacing sellers. “For property that looks good and is…

Customer loyalty no empty slogan

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People who are Ricky Jones’ age are in the process of graduating from college, finding that first job and starting a family. For Jones, a 21-year old 2003 graduate from Bandys High School in Catawba, he’s focused on maximizing sales and profits at his Denver produce shop. Jones, along with…

Evacuee returns to Louisiana to retrieve personal belongings

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Almost one month to the day Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, newly-relocated Denver resident Lynn Burnett was amazed by the devastation around her. Her first real look at Katrina’s wrath came as she drove into the town she’s called home for the past 41 years. She got into the city…