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Leonard Wealth Planning founded 1959

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J. Cain Leonard was always intrigued about the financial planning industry. His curiosity eventually led him to work with his father, Joseph “Joe” Leonard, at Leonard Wealth Planning in Lincolnton. Joe Leonard opened the business in October 1959 on Academy Street and moved to the current location on East Water…

‘Times-News’ formed from 1965 merger

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The newspaper industry has seen many changes over the years, but the Lincoln Times-News remains strong with a circulation of about 10,000 subscribers. “You can only do two things,” said Jerry Leedy, publisher and owner of the Lincolnton-based publication. “You can either grow or you’ll be falling behind. We want…

Lincolnton’s Sunrise Family Resource Center offers programs

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The Sunrise Family Resource Center in Lincolnton is gearing up for its summer kickoff. The date will be announced very soon for June and will feature games and valuable information for Lincoln County residents who have children 0-5. The Sunrise Family Resource Center provides activities for parents and children 0-5…

Around Town 5/17/2010

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REVIVAL River View Baptist Church, located at 2230 Riverview Road in Lincolnton, will hold revival services from 7 p.m. tonight through Wednesday. Evangelist Herb Hodges with Spiritual Life Ministries in Germantown, Tenn., will be the guest speaker. For more information, call the church office at (704) 735-3935. TENT REVIVAL Gospel…

The Woman’s Clinic expanding into Lincoln

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Frye Regional Medical Center’s Woman’s Clinic, an obstetrics and gynecology practice based in Hickory, is opening an office in Lincolnton to better serve its patients. “We have a lot of patients from Lincolnton,” said Dr. Alice Bishopric, one of the physicians who will be working at the Lincolnton office. “We…

Design of new Sentry Drug focuses on store details

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When it came time to build a new Sentry Drug Store, Buddy Pigg made sure not to forget a single detail. He wanted the 6,500-square-foot brick building to have the appearance of a drug store, even if it did not have a sign up yet. Many aspects, from the size…

New owners fulfilling dream with purchase of Ranch House Cafe

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Wendy Brewer worked 16 years ago at the restaurant building that is now The Ranch House Cafй. Now, she is back to stay. Brewer and her mother, the late Loretta Hall, were employed at the restaurant when it was The Skillet. Brewer did all the cooking, while her mother was…

Crafty woman uses T-shirts to help El Salvadorian babies

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Orphans and special needs children in El Salvador are comfortable in soft, bright cloth diapers and bibs thanks to a Lincolnton woman. “That’s my cup of tea – doing things for people in need,” said Helen Hosfield. Hosfield has sewn hundreds and hundreds of diapers and bibs in a spare…

Cancer battle inspires survivor to volunteer

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Joyce Houser casually supported Relay for Life through donations before being diagnosed with cancer in 2000. “I really didn’t know anything much about Relay,” she said. After battling the disease, however, she became an integral part of the Lincolnton event. She’s committee fundraiser chair and also heads up the Bethphage…

Ministry welcomes everyone

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Members of the Women’s Ministries of Reconciliation believe that beauty will come from ashes at their fifth annual conference. “Ashes meaning all their frustrations and disappointments, all of their mishaps in life, all their darkness,” said Joeanne McSwain, an organizer. “Those are the kind of women we deal with.” Ivey…