Countdown to racing lawn mowers

The lawn mower races will start soon and a quick look around shows the drivers seem more than ready to get racing. Some of the modified mowers are still being unloaded and they are attracting a fair amount of attention. One festival goer inquired, “Who in the world ever thought about racing lawn mowers?” The inside skinny according to one of the drivers for Zero Tolerance Racing is that the idea to race lawn mowers got its start in Britain — in a pub. That explanation drew a few chuckles. The mowers are truly lawn mowers, just souped up to…

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Busy, fun weekend planned at the State Fairgrounds

It’s gonna be a full house at the State Fairgrounds this weekend, with plenty for everyone in the family to find something to do. Let’s take a quick trip around the Fairgrounds to get a feel for what’s going on. Or if you want, download a map from the Got to Be NC Festival Web site.  (Dates and times vary, so visit the respective Web sites to double check times.) Here’s your all-encompassing list for this weekend’s events: NC Pig Jig / Mason’s BBQ Cooking Championship (Sat)  – beside the Expo Center Teams of Masons will have cooked whole pigs,…

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