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Uptown Lexington To Offer Free WiFi

Please join us for Uptown Lexington Outdoor Public CityWiFi Cable Cutting Ceremony to be held at the Davidson County Historical Museum Old Courthouse on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. This event recognizes the installation of free outdoor public CityWiFi in more than twelve blocks in the Uptown Lexington central business tax district. The coverage area spans from 3rdStreet on North Main Street to 3rdAvenue on South Main Street; reaches east running along Salisbury Street to include coverage of the Lexington Farmer’s Market; and reaches west running along State Street with a slightly broader reach on West Center Street. Citizens and visitors can now stroll the streets of Uptown Lexington and “surf” mobile devices for online information and social media chatting allowing them to shop, visit, or meet in Uptown Lexington and try out their ipads, tablets, or smart phones on CityWiFi.

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Brinkley inducted into Davidson County Hall of Fame

Fly High Lexington tenant, and local racing legend, Ralph Brinkley was inducted into the Davidson Co. Hall of Fame! From The Dispatch:
Winning at Bowman-Gray Stadium requires a steady presence, and drivers can’t let their emotions get the best of them.
Ralph Brinkley was overcome with emotion Saturday night. Brinkley, one of the famed NASCAR track’s most accomplished drivers, fought back tears from start to finish Saturday as he was inducted into the Davidson County Sports Hall of Fame. He headlined a class that included North Davidson softball coach Mike Lambros, former Thomasville football standout Bruce Mills, former Pilot High School basketball phenom Peggy Sink Black, former West Davidson basketball star Mandy Causey McKinney, and the posthumous induction of Lexington basketball great Carlos Terry. For more than three decades, Brinkley was a fixture on the track in the featured modified division at Bowman-Gray. He picked up 64 career wins, a record that held until Tim Brown broke it this season. He still holds numerous records, and was voted the stadium’s most popular driver 11 times. Saturday night, Brinkley accepted the award, but made one thing very clear. “I didn’t win those races, we won all those races,” he said, pointing at members of his pit crew and family in attendance. “Our wives put up with us working late at night.” He actually overcame long odds just to get behind the wheel of a race car. “I lost an eye when I was nine,” he said. “Who would believe you could get in a sports Hall of Fame with one eye?”    Brinkley used his skills around an engine to escape working in hay and tobacco fields, and it turned into a passion. He said he began racing bicycles as a young child, and relished the opportunity to race at the track.

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BBQ Festival and Fly-In 10/27/2012

Complimentary Shuttle For Pilots and Passengers!

Come one come all, for the 29th annual Lexington BBQ Festival and Davidson County Airport Fly-In on October 27,2012! As Lexington’s signature festival, The BBQ Festival features live music, performers, crafts, attractions, and of course all the great BBQ Lexington is famous for. Fly High Lexington is offering complimentary shuttle service for those who fly in to the airport. So load up the Cessna, Piper, Grumman, Stinson, or whatever you have, and come check out this great event!

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Big Toy Day

A big thank you goes out to all the visitors, vendors, and staff that made this year’s Big Toy Day and Fly-In a success! from:

Big Toy Day is a success!

Nearly 1,000 kids and their families visited the Davidson County Airport on Aug. 25 to take part in Big Toy Day.
Once again, Communities In Schools of Lexington/Davidson County can proudly say that Big Toy Day was both hugely fun and hugely successful! We saw close to 1,000 kids and their families out at the Davidson County Airport visiting the owners of more than 40 “big toys.” The Young Eagles gave over 50 free airplane rides and we sold too many hot dogs and snow cones to count! Several of our most popular activities were free thanks to the generosity of volunteerswho painted faces, applied temporary tattoos, and led yard games. We would like to thankRyan Short Entertainment for providing the bounce house! A very special thank-you goes to the CIS Board of Directors for the time and energy they spent making Big Toy Day the success that it was. CIS congratulates the winners of our Building and Bike raffles: Bob White won an 8×12 storage building provided by Outback Builders. Tanner B. won the boys’ bicycle. Sabrina Briggs won the girls’ bicycle. For more photos of all the fun we had this year at Big Toy Day, visit us on Facebook!

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Lexington BBQ is #1

Lexington was just named the #1 city in the country for BBQ on!  The Davidson County Airport is a great place to fly in to enjoy this fine BBQ. From “One of the best things about barbecue is how different it can be. The city of Lexington, NC, is known for a unique style of flavoring that yields juicy, smoky, sweet meat. With few exceptions, Lexington barbecue is flavored by wood smoke. Another key difference comes with the red, tangy coleslaw that is served with Lexington ‘cue. Yes, Lexington is commonly mentioned among the top barbecue cities in the country, but that’s usually after larger cities. Residents and city officials refer to Lexington as the BBQ Capital of the Nation. Lexington has 14 established barbecue restaurants – 15 if you count Troutman’s in nearby Denton. This gives residents plenty to compare and contrast, and boy do they. Residents here are loyal to their barbecue, and few places across the nation have such loyal customers as the restaurant simply named Lexington Barbecue, also called Lexington No. 1 or The Honey Monk. That’s no joke. Since 1984, Lexington has held an event to celebrate the ‘cue. The Barbecue Festival is held at the end of October, a month local officials have declared, what else, “barbecue month”. Events during this day-long celebration, which brings in more than 150,000 people, include a golf tournament, tennis tournament, 5K run, live music, parade, and of course, a barbecue contest. BBQ restaurant to resident ratio: 1:1,398 Don’t miss: Lexington Barbecue: Opened in 1962. Meat is pit-cooked and comes out tangy. It’s a no frills, where-the-locals-eat kinda place, and it gets crowded. Barbecue Center: This place has been open since 1955. It serves pit-cooked pork barbecue, sandwiches and burgers. Customers rave about the huge banana splits and banana pudding. Speedy’s Barbecue: Run by brothers Roy and Boyd Dunn, this place is known for large portions and vinegar/tomato dip that many patrons pour on their chopped pork.”

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