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"Hardtack and Hard Times": Confederate Decoration Day in Tennessee

May 31st, 2013 1:00 am by Ned Jilton

Confederate Memorial Day is observed in some form in 14 states, including Pennsylvania. Known as Confederate Decoration Day in Tennessee and Confederate Hero Day in Texas it is a day set aside to honor those who died fighting for the Confederacy.

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Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Charlotte

Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Charlotte

May 27th, 2013 3:37 pm by Dave Ongie

So how do you get the top Cup stars to care about ticket sales or TV ratings? You bring them into the fold — and tie their incomes directly to ticket sales and television revenue.

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Eric Myers' Man of the House - Bunnies and Butterflies

Eric Myers' Man of the House - Bunnies and Butterflies

May 27th, 2013 1:31 pm by Eric Myers

The final piece to fall into place for me came in a most unexpected way. For parents, it came in the most dreaded way. It came in the form of a little girl named Delaney Woodard. I never met Delaney or her parents.

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"Hardtack and Hard Times": My Father's Flag

May 26th, 2013 11:00 am by Ned Jilton

I collect flags, some original, some reproductions, from different periods of our nation’s history. Among the flags of the Civil War, the American Revolution and WW II is one special flag that is the cornerstone of my collection. My father’s flag.

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Dave Ongie In the Rearview: All-Star race

Dave Ongie In the Rearview: All-Star race

May 20th, 2013 7:08 pm by Dave Ongie

It’s a shame that the NASCAR All-Star race, which used to be one of the most anticipated events on the Sprint Cup calendar, has evolved into such a snooze-fest.

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Eric Myers' Man of the House - They Grew Up Too Fast

Eric Myers' Man of the House - They Grew Up Too Fast

May 20th, 2013 12:47 pm by Eric Myers

I was still processing the lesson from the woman in the hallway when I took my kids to see my parents for a long weekend. Knowing we were in town, my sister, Julie, stopped by with her kids so the cousins could spend the day playing together. It was a b

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"Hardtack and Hard Times": 19th Annual Siege at Fort Watauga this Weekend.

May 17th, 2013 7:00 am by Ned Jilton

If you are looking for some living history fun this weekend check out the 19th Annual Siege of Fort Watauga at the Sycamore Shoals State Historic area. There will be the roar of the muskets! The war whoops of the Cherokee! The taste of chocolate?

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Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Darlington

Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Darlington

May 13th, 2013 7:08 pm by Dave Ongie

In 1971, Richard Petty won in Maryville and three days later was the class of the field in Martinsville for his second top-tier win of the week. Matt Kenseth sure knows what that must have felt like. After all, he scored two Cup wins himself last week.

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Eric Myers' Man of the House - Each Stage Is Special

Eric Myers' Man of the House - Each Stage Is Special

May 13th, 2013 11:05 am by Eric Myers

Each Stage Is Special After I prayed that prayer asking for God to change my heart I didn't know what was going to happen. As pastor and author Mark Batterson has noted, once you pray and involved God in your situation the fun begins because you nev

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Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Talladega

May 6th, 2013 6:01 pm by Dave Ongie

After a seven-hour ordeal masquerading as a stock car race, there was David Ragan standing in Victory Lane Sunday in Talladega. As Monte Dutton so eloquently put it, the nicest guy in NASCAR had just won the sport’s meanest race.

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