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John Turner's Antique Plow Collection Becomes Permanent Part of North Carolina History
John Turner's Antique Plow Collection Becomes Permanent Part of North Carolina History
John (Bill) Turner standing outside his 'museum' of antique plows and other farming equipment
John Turner's Antique Plow Collection Becomes Permanent Part of North Carolina History

It all started back in the 1970's when John (Bill) Turner started his collection of antique plows and other farming equipment. Having grown up farming in the Walls Church Community, Bill knew a thing or two about plows.

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Real early SW 2A Football Projections; Dale Jr. Moment #5
Real early SW 2A Football Projections; Dale Jr. Moment #5

We are less than two weeks away from the start of High School Football with Three of Rutherford County's schools playing a new six team conference known as the Southwestern 2A. This conference was conformed due to this being a realignment year in the state. I will get to Thomas Jefferson soon.

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2017 National Champ & NFL Houston Texan  Carlos Watkins Friday, July 14 at McNair Field as Owls Honor Local Heroes
2017 National Champ & NFL Houston Texan  Carlos Watkins Friday, July 14 at McNair Field as Owls Honor Local Heroes
Photo of Carlos Watkins by: Ty Barber
2017 National Champ & NFL Houston Texan Carlos Watkins Friday, July 14 at McNair Field as Owls Honor Local Heroes

Heroes are all around us. Whether it's the EMT that performs a medical procedure at a crash scene that saves a life or a police officer whose quick thinking prevents a tragedy, they're everywhere. No others in our community deserve our support and praise more than those who rush into a raging fire to save a life or stand vigil, monitoring our condition and providing comfort as we heal from life threatening injuries or illnesses. Doctors, nurses, firefighters, EMT's and police officers, who've trained vigorously and spent countless hours preparing themselves for such an occasion, are heroes in every sense of the word.

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A collection of thoughts:  Dale Earnhardt Jr.
A collection of thoughts: Dale Earnhardt Jr.

We are halfway through the NASCAR season as 18 of 36 races are now complete. So, why not share a Dale Earnhardt Jr. memory since this is his last year of racing. I have six monumental moments of his career. This series will continue as the season progresses.

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For the deer hunter there's nothing like each years scouting period. Right now it gets serious. Right now the placement for tree stands must be exact. If the stands are not already up, they are going to be shortly

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Canning Time
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Jim Cook, age 75
Jim Cook, age 75

Jim Cook, age 75 of Lake Lure passed away on July 15 2017.

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Listen To Life
Listen To Life

What are you building?

I'm like most men--I enjoy finding some project to do around our farm so I can go to the hardware store and look at the power tools and other important things I need. One time I was building a wooden fence with a couple of gates. Of course that meant a trip to the store to look at hinges and latches.

Now I'm by no means an expert on hinges which means I was forced to do what most of us men dread doing--ask for help. The associate made it easy on me though. He offered. I figured it was less disgraceful that way.

So I tell him what I'm doing, give him the dimensions of the gate, and pick up a hefty size set of hinges and say, "I guess I need something this big."

"Oh no sir, Dr. Joey," he says. "You can use something much smaller than that. Small hinges swing big doors."

That's true about making a positive life, too. You probably think you have to do something huge during the holidays to be positive. Not really. Just change a small habit despite your hectic schedule and watch as your life swings better.

Listen to your life for what that small habit might be and make a positive life.

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