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Twist and Tuck

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Twist and Tuck Trampoline and Tumbling Team traveled to Knoxville, Tenn. in October for a regional clinic to study the fields of power tumbling and trampoline. In November, they were in Kernersville, where they trained with three top ranking athletes: Ryan Weston, eight-time National Trampoline Champion; Casey Finley, world champion…

Fifth generation

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Celebration continues

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Around Town 12/1/2006

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DEMOCRAT PARTY Friends of the Lincoln County Democratic Party will host a reception on Monday, Dec. 4 after the swearing in of Tim Daugherty and other newly elected officials including the register of deeds, Elaine Harmon, and District Attorney, Rick Shaffer. The swearing in will take pace at the James…

Success in business, helping less fortunate

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A Lincolnton business is getting in the Christmas spirit through something it does on an annual basis. Roger Calhoun, owner of Auto Body Solutions of North Carolina on Horseshoe Lake Road is gearing up for another bicycle drive. Last year, nearly 60 bicycles were handed out to children in Lincoln…

Christmas comes very early to one eager Lincolnton home

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At Charlie Tipton’s house, it begins to look a lot like Christmas the last week of September. “What’s really funny is watching the trick or treaters come up the sidewalk,” Tipton said. Long before Halloween, Tipton, who is minister of music at Covenant Bible Church, has decked the halls of…

Kid Outlaw follows in father’s footsteps

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In July 2005, Butch Jenkins, the Lincoln County Outlaw, died leaving his wife, daughter and guitar-picking son behind. Two weeks later, his son took his place on the stage at the Maggie Valley Opry House with Raymond Fairchild. “It overwhelmed me,” said James Jenkins, 19, Butch Jenkin’s son. Although he…

Carriage rides begin tonight in Lincolnton

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They may have to obey stoplights and compete with traffic, but horsedrawn carriages are back in downtown Lincolnton. The First Citizens Bank Horsedrawn Carriage Rides begin tonight and will be held every Friday and Saturday night in December from 6 – 9 p.m. “It’s just a good way to see…

Around Town 7/24/2006

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MEETING The LaLeche League will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln County Health Department. This month’s discussion is overcoming barriers in breast-feeding. The meeting is open to all pregnant and breast-feeding women and their toddlers and babies. LaLeche League meets every fourth Thursday of the month at the…

Competing nationally

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Local athletes from Twist and Tuck Power Tumbling competed in the Junior Olympic National Gymnastic Competition held in Schaumburg, Ill. July 8-15. These athletes hold state, regional and national titles. They are trained by coaches by Rick (above right) and Renee Moody (above left). The athletes are (from left to…