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DABA starts rewards program

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The Denver Area Business Association has started a rewards program to entice new members and thank existing members. “Some businesses were feeling like they were not getting anything out of DABA,” said Leslie Auton, chairperson of DABA’s Ambassador Committee. “They don’t feel like DABA is doing anything to drive business…

VFW names Det. Kelly Paris one of three Officers of the Year

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Lincoln County Sheriff’s detective Kelly Paris was one of three local law enforcement officials recently honored as a Veterans of Foreign Wars Officer of the Year. Paris received the award during a special ceremony Thursday night at the VFW post in Lincolnton. “It’s a humbling experience,” he said. Paris, who’s…

Construction work on $2.5 million Hospice House to finish in August

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Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley is expected to finish construction on the $2.5 million Sherrills Ford Hospice House in August. “We are building a six-bed, state-of-the-art facility that can be expanded in the future,” said Dr. James Ross, chairman of the Palliative CareCenter Board of Directors. “This undertaking…

Around Town 4/4/2011

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COMMISSIONERS The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will meet 6:30 p.m. today on the third floor of the James W. Warren Citizens Center. The Lincoln County Planning Board will meet jointly with the commissioners before breaking into their own session elsewhere in the Citizens Center. Both meetings are open to…

Around Town 4/1/2011

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ANNUAL BEAUTY DAY The 2nd Annual Beauty Day will be 6:30 p.m. today at the Courtyard Marriott hotel, 1856 Remount Road, Gastonia. The program will feature beauty consultations, fashion show, vendors, food, prizes, and a special guest. Admission is $12, with friend admitted for $10. ROBERSON BENEFIT Friendly Chapel Church…

Aunt and niece partner to open bakery

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Patti Hegler found her niece, Amy Helms, through Facebook six months ago and quickly discovered that they both loved baking. After spending years making cakes for friends and family, the two relatives decided to go into business together. Last week, they opened Carolina Bakery & Cafй in Denver. Neither one…

Family opens new bargain retail store

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Paul Burgess and his family opened Poarch Bargains after their construction business was taking them away from Lincolnton. Burgess and his family had to go outside Lincoln County for construction jobs. They wanted to find work closer to home. Two weeks ago, Burgess and his wife, Tammy, his sister, Christa…

Downtown Dream Date winner

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Supporting Tuesdays for Tots

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Notable News

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Jamie Alyssa Carpenter graduated from the University of North Carolina at Asheville Dec. 18 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in management with a concentration in business management and administration. Jamie is a 2007 graduate of West Lincoln High School and is the daughter of Fred Carpenter and Susan Payseur…