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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…

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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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…

Private club to open at the site of former Rock Garden

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Ralph Rudisill knew he was taking a gamble when he opened Zipper’s Restaurant and Lounge. Now, three years and one successful business later, Rudisill is ready to roll the dice again. On Aug. 5, Rudisill will open the doors on his new venture, Zipper’s Private Club and Sports Bar. It…

Local earns Chapter of the Year Award

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Lincoln County School Nutrition Association members attended the School Nutrition Association of North Carolina’s Annual Conference held in Greensboro. The conference theme was “Riding Waves of Change.” One of the highlights of the conference was the announcement of the State’s Chapter of the Year Award recipient. Jenny Bridges, Lincoln County…

Girl Scouts achieving

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Around Town 7/14/2006

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Christian Ministry of Lincoln County needs volunteers who are skilled in roofing or laying ceramic tile. If interested, call John Hall at (704) 748-4961 FRESH PRODUCE NEEDED Christian Ministry of Lincoln County needs fresh produce for their soup kitchen and food pantry. Items can be dropped off from…