Troutman’s Bar-B-Que celebrates 50 years of
By Kelly Bledsoe
has lived, worked or driven through Denton has most likely caught a whiff of pork being cooked over a wood fire. That smell
comes from Troutman’s Bar-B-Que who, at the end of this month, will celebrate their 50th year of serving up food to
Southern Davidson County.
Jimmy “Peewee” Troutman began cooking
Bar-B-Que in 1959 at Tarlton’s Bar-B-Que in Lexington. Ten years later he opened up the first location of Troutman’s
on Old Hwy 109. He and his brother Kenneth were in business together for a period of time before separating ways. Jimmy
built the current location of Troutman’s in 1975 and has been cooking Bar-B-Que and chicken ever since.
Jimmy credits his success to his wonderful family and exceptional employees. He has been
blessed with good health and the ability to work. He thanks God for his many blessings and successes and is thankful to live
in such a supportive and giving community. It is a real testament to hard work and the loyalty of family and friends for a
business to thrive for 50 years.
Jimmy is grateful to his loyal customers
who have graced his restaurant over the many years. He says, “It is because of my dependable and special customers I
have been able to stay in business all these year.” His customers not only keep the family business going, but they
have become lifelong friends.
The doors to Troutman’s have been welcoming
smoked meat lovers for 50 years and Jimmy expects his family will be serving Bar-B-Que for 50 more. Troutman’s is located
at 18466 S. NC Hwy 109. They are open for business 8am-9pm Mon-Sat with curb service available.
So, the next time you
head down 109 South and catch a whiff of that delicious wood fired pork, hit the brakes, turn in, take a load off, and enjoy
the fellowship and good food of a Denton icon…Troutman’s Bar-B-Que!
Freeze Takes 3rd at State Timmy Freeze competed in the 1A East Regionals February 8-9, 2018. Timmy, a first year sophomore wrestler
at South Davidson High School finished with a record of 25-16. He placed 2nd in the region at the 120lb division and advanced
to the State Tournament held this past weekend in Greensboro.
Freeze has been working hard for his chance at a state title. Timmy admits that his season started out a bit slower
than he hoped but then he got in his groove and there has been no turning back. Timmy practices everyday and also trains with
Zane Hepler in Thomasville.
All this training paid off as Freeze took third place in the
state 1A Championship.
Freeze, wrestling at 120
pounds faced McClay Phillips (Cherokee) in the quarterfinals and fell by pin (0:09). In the semifinals Dylan Lowery (Mitchell)
defeated Freeze by pin (1:01). In the Cons. Semis - Timothy Freeze pinned Jaquavius Caraway (South Stanly) (0:39). Finally
in the 3rd Place Match it was Timothy Freeze over McClay Phillips (Cherokee) (Fall 1:20).
Congratulations to Timmy on his outstanding accomplishment. We look forward to his wrestling
future and that of the entire Wildcat Wrestling team!