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The Food or The Football?

In a quest to find out which is more important at Thanksgiving, I’m grabbing a seat on the couch By Mike Savicki   When my editor suggested I explore the two sides of Thanksgiving that are most important to guys – food and football –…

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Home Away from Home

Barium Springs always there for the children By Mike Savicki   At age 82, Mr. Joe Ben Gibbs of Troutman remembers the 8 years he spent at Barium Springs as the “best growing up years of his life.” He is a proud man who freely…

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A Farmer, Family Man and Visionary

Life Lessons from a Man Named John Connor  By Mike Savicki   A small grove of fruit trees sits peacefully atop a small hill on John Connor Road in Cornelius as it has for nearly ninety years. Surrounded by million dollar homes and priceless sunset…

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More Than a Good Driver

NHRA Top Fuel Driver Doug Herbert shares life lessons for the road By Mike Savicki   Doug Herbert makes his living by driving fast. Really fast. In his seventeen years behind the wheel of an 8,000 horsepower dragster, he estimates he has gone over three…

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Mama Speed

Gaye Busch keeps her racing worries in check By Mike Savicki   Like all caring mothers, Gaye Busch is concerned about the well-being of her children. She worries about them when they are on vacation, driving on the roadways and, especially, when they are at…

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Big Rigs and Big Fun

It’s all about flash and flair at Outcast Kustoms and K&L Collision By Mike Savicki   If you ever caught “Trick My Truck” on Country Music Television (CMT), Speed’s “American Trucker,” Travel Channel’s “Outrageous Rigs” or “Outcast Kustoms”on Discovery’s Velocity Channel, then you’ll most likely…