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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…

89-year-old woman remembers North Brook Elementary

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Vevett Arthur spent 30 of her 89 years teaching at North Brook Elementary School, the school she attended as a child in west Lincoln. Today she remembers the years spent in school and the changes that followed. Born and raised a farm girl Born and raised in the house down…

Alpharma’s pharmaceutical reach circles the globe

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Don’t be fooled by Lincolnton’s small-town feeling, because believe it or not, the reach of one Lincolnton business stretches worldwide. “Alpharma is a generic pharmaceutical manufacturer,” said Tom Miltier who works in Human Resources. “It’s the fifth largest in the world with sales exceeding one billion worldwide.” Alpharma is active…

Around Town 7/22/2005

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GOSPEL SINGING Ruppes, a southern gospel group will perform 6 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church. HOMECOMING Roseland Baptist Church will hold a homecoming on Sunday. Lunch will follow the worship service. A singing by the Bluegrass Gospel Tones will be held at 2 p.m. For more information call 704-735-9604.…

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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Neighborhood produce stand teaching tool of both responsibility and of trust

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Driving around the corner of Lakeshore Road South in Westport, those passing by might notice a little stand on the side of the road filled with ripe, juicy produce and a very intriguing sign that reads, “Kids Veggies.” The sign and the stand, located at the end of a driveway,…

Rotary swears in new officers

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The Denver/Lake Norman Rotary club turned over a new leaf at last Wednesday’s meeting as new officers were for 2005-2006 were installed. At that meeting, Joe Lampron, then-current president, handed over his title to Marty Smith. Smith said he was honored to be named the new president of the Denver/Lake…