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Just how safe is your pressure-canning lid?

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With food prices rising, many people are turning to home gardens to stock their pantries and freezers for the upcoming winter. However, this cost savings idea can turn deadly if proper food precautions are not followed. The Extension Cooperative Association is offering pressure-canner testing services to Lincoln County residents to…

Classes to offer guidance in food preservation

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The Lincoln County Extension Cooperative Association (ECA) is offering food preservation classes in June at the demonstration kitchen of the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Classes begin June 7 with “Basics of Canning,” followed June 14 by “Pressure Canning. A class on making jams will be June 23, and another on…

Happily hello

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It is somewhat overwhelming to sit in Sarah Grano’s chair. As a Lincoln County native, I have adored Sarah’s writing for years. Even though she is years younger than I, Sarah is my news-writing mentor. We at the Lincoln Times-News have made a few changes in “Who covers what?” For…

Davis, Spillman Engagement

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Hali Ashan Martin Davis and James Michael Spillman, both of Claremont announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Ashan is the daughter of Raymond and Tina Davis of Lincolnton. She is a 2009 graduate of Western Carolina University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and is employed by Lincoln County…

Pet of the Week

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Warlick with the Chamber from start

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Warlick Funeral Home is one of the longest-serving members of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce. Ken Kindley, president of the Chamber, said the organization formed 65 years ago, and he is pretty sure Warlick has been a member since the beginning. The funeral home, on Dave Warlick Drive in…

Johnson credits her crew, Chamber

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If Unique Transportation owner Michelle Johnson has to brag on her company, she’ll have to brag on her three employees, she said. “They care about the business,” Johnson said. They care about each other and that is just not something you find every day. They care about me, too. And,…

Business enhanced by Chamber connections

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Being involved with the Lincolnton-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce has enhanced Bud Tschudin’s business, Modacam, as well as his quality of life, he said. “I expected that if I got seriously involved with the Chamber, it would give me more business opportunities and allow me to get to know the people…

Members help to spread the word

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Joe Dimola, owner of Denver Tire & Auto, said it has been an honor to be involved with the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber or Commerce. “Every Chamber member goes out of their way to use services with other Chamber members,” he said. “It brings instant business to your place of business.”…

Around Town 5/16/2011

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COMMISSIONERS The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meets 6:30 p.m. Monday on the third floor of the Citizen Center in Lincolnton. The meeting is open to the public GASTON CLASSES Basic Skills Orientation Class are scheduled for students interested in obtaining a GED or Adult High School Diploma. Class dates…