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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…

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…

LCS recycling wins big

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After recycling 293,000 plastic bags, students at Lincoln Charter School’s Denver campus earned their school $1,000. “It’s a massive amount of product they kept out of landfills,” said Cindy Grembecki, passive fundraiser for the campus’ Parent Teacher Organization. The school was the regional winner of Harris Teeter’s “We Think Green”…

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Recycling companies join forces

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Two recycling companies are merging together to become even more environmentally friendly. Beth Harris, of B Green Recycling, and Franklin Evans, of Got Green Recycling, started their businesses around the same time. They were both serving residential and commercial customers in Lincoln and Gaston counties, sometimes overlapping in their coverage…

Cherryville Fire Department turning 100

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The Cherryville Fire Department will celebrate its 100th anniversary with an afternoon of games, food and music. The celebration will be Saturday at the Mini Park between Jacob and Oak Streets in downtown Cherryville. “It’s going to be a day of fun and fellowship as we commemorate 100 years of…

Around Town 5/14/2010

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FISH/CHICKEN FRY Calvary Baptist Church, located at 493 Calvary Church Road in Lincolnton, will hold a chicken and fish fry from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Proceeds will help send a local teen missionary to Alaska. RELAY FOR LIFE A Relay for Life event will be held beginning 6…

Church Activities

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PRAYER VIGIL Herndon Chapel AME Zion Church will have a prayer vigil at 7 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Dean Smith of Greater Works Full Gospel Ministries will be the guest speaker. GOSPEL SINGING Buffalo Shoals Baptist Church, located at 1744 Buffalo Shoals Road in Lincolnton, will hold a gospel singing…

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…