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BUSINESS

Courthouse Redevelopment

What will be done with the old courthouse?  That's the question that was the topic of discussion at a special joint meeting of the Lincoln County Commissioners and Lincolnton City Council on Thursday (March 30th).

Shots Fired Into Residence Prompt Meeting on Rentals

Shots fired into a Westport residence two weeks ago prompted a called meeting Thursday night (March 23rd) where the incident and the topic of short-term rentals was the principal discussion.

Local Airport Flies High In 2023

The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Regional Airport is flying high these days. That’s the word from Karen Surca, editor-in-chief of Florida-based Business View magazine.

Summer Internships With Local Industries

The Lincoln County IMA (Industrial Managers Association) will be offering summer internships to Lincoln County college students home for the summer again this year.

Jana Avilés Is New Animal Services Director

Avilés brings more than 12 years of animal services welfare experience to the table. She has initiated and implemented lifesaving programs for two municipal animal shelters in North Carolina.
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Update on Bank Failures

Very few (if any) readers are old enough to remember how a run on banks in 1929 started the Great Depression; but most are familiar with the collapse in the housing market that started the Great Recession in 2008.

Council Rejects Zoning Requests

Even before the one person who signed up to speak at the public hearing spoke, the Lincolnton City Council had obviously already decided to reject a plan that would have allowed building duplexes on the old Police Station location at the corner of Main & Flint streets.

Local Newspaper Changing Publication Days

The Lincoln Times-News is changing its publication days.  Instead of Wednesday and Friday, starting next week, the paper will change to Monday and Thursday.

College, CaroMont Health Earn Excellence Award

Gaston College and CaroMont Health were both honored by the North Carolina Community College System and the N.C. State Board of Community Colleges as the recipients of the Distinguished Partners in Excellence Award for 2023.

The Buying Power Of Women

With Women’s History Month mere days away, it’s a good time to consider their economic importance. Women today control about a third of all household financial assets.
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WHKY-TV Sold to SonLife Broadcasting

Hickory televison station, WHKY-TV, channel 14, is being sold. The buyer is SonLife Broadcasting, a Louisiana-based ministry headed by the Reverend Jimmy Swaggart.The transaction is expected to close during second quarter of this year.

About Gas Prices

Gas prices have been increasing for the last several weeks, and they're likely to continue to increase over the next several months--but they aren't likely to approach last year's record highs.

Overcharged?

Do you check your receipts?  Computerized cash registers that rely on having the right price for items sometimes charge customers more than they should.  The NC Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services Standards Division checks stores periodically to make sure customers are being overcharged.

Holiday Weekend

The Christmas Holiday weekend has begun.  Government offices were closed Friday and most won't reopen until next Wednesday (Dec. 28th).

Pasta Piccinini Coming to Newton

A pasta manufacturer, Pasta Piccinini, is moving its US headquarters from California to Newton.  
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