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The Lincoln County Outlaw sings no more

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Lincoln County has lost its favorite outlaw. Butch Jenkins, a local musician dubbed “The Lincoln County Outlaw” by bluegrass legend Raymond Fairchild, died July 7 of a massive heart attack. He left behind his wife, Tina; daughter, Jessica; son, James and a cavalcade of friends. His death was sudden and…

Local produce may become more multicultural

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As Lincoln County’s Hispanic population grows, so does the demand for Latin American goods – including produce. “Everything changes and it changes in agriculture,” said Kevin Starr, county extension director. Starr spoke to a group of interested citizens, master gardeners and extension agents last Friday during an on-site demonstration. The…

Senior potters get their hands dirty

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Lincoln County seniors learned the joys of creating from clay during a workshop at Rising Sun Pottery in Lincolnton. “A lot of them have never worked with clay before,” said Gary Lee, owner of Rising Sun Pottery. “Now all of a sudden it’s like ‘Whoa, we could have been doing…

Lake Calendar

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QUILTING CLASS The Quilter’s Haven will hold a one-hour class on how to make a Dresden plate wallhanging. The class entitled, “Christmas in July,” is designed to get in the holiday spirit in the middle of summer. The class will be held July 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.…

Massage students pursue future in expanding field

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Most massage clients blissfully having their stress rubbed away don’t realize the work that goes into their relaxation. “You are not just standing, rubbing in cream,” said Ann Hibbard, department chair of the Lincoln Campus’ therapeutic massage program. Instead, massage therapists must learn proper body mechanics and science to keep…

Fan sizes up Harry Potter’s latest book

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“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” the sixth book in the series by British author J.K. Rowling, was released Saturday. Like magic, the book flew off the shelf at 250,000 volumes an hour. Mothers, worried that their children will develop back strain, can rest easy as HBP is 200 pages…

Downtown jeweler’s secret life turns out to be quite a “racquet”

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Most people know Joe Stroup as the quiet, friendly jeweler on Main Street in downtown Lincolnton. He`s the man with a big smile who gladly shares his knowledge of jewelry with people, helping them to make smart decisions. Few know, however, of his secret life, that of champion racquetball player.…

Lincoln County’s Luis Lobo remembers those who helped him up ladder of success

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Many Americans trace their heritage, sometimes back to the ancestors who entered Ellis Island. For Luis Lobo, ancestry and culture defines who he is and how his family affected Lincoln County. “We were the first Hispanic family that we are aware of in Lincolnton,” Lobo said. “I was the first…

Around Town 7/20/2005

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REUNION The Larkin and Frances Kiser Reunion will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Landers Chapel United Methodist Church, 1205 Long Shoals Road. All descendants are welcome should bring a picnic lunch. FISH FRY A fish fry sponsored by Poplar Springs Church will be held in the parking lot of…

From Mother Russia

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