Tim Luck has hunted in all 100 NC counties; fishing in all of them is next

Tim Luck’s family roots run deep in Randolph County. His own do, as well.

He’s worked several jobs before landing as an engineer for the NCDOT in Asheboro. Right now, he’s working on Working on the Hwy 24-27 bypass south of Troy, near Town Creek Indian Mound.

He’s also a parent to a teen and a pre-teen, a long-time scoutmaster, for years taught voluntarily at the N.C. Wildlife Commission, helps the commission in Marion spawn about a quarter-milliion trout every year, has a guide’s license which he uses to take youth and many adults on hunting excursions to teach them the right way to hunt.

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Good stories are addictive

Ray Criscoe
Ray Criscoe

Over the years, my wife and I have told our sons many stories about exploits that happened when we were young … and often stupid.

I won’t reveal hers, but I might tell of sneaking out my bedroom window at night and riding my bike across town to play tennis at 2 in the morning. (It’s one reason we like our house with bedrooms high off the ground and creaky floors just outside our bedroom door, to deter efforts at “history repeating itself.”)

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Revisit our Western past in 1880 Town, SD

Portrait photo of Susan and Jerry Wong
Susan and Jerry Wong

In my frequent trips to downtown Asheboro, I’ve been really excited by the development of good restaurants, a downtown farmers’ market, funky loft apartments and even a few … BARS and CLUBS. (Oh, my! Clutches pearls, fanning self.)

The town center has managed to keep its feeling of old-fashioned charm while developing a hipster district of sorts. It’s definitely the town I remember from high school, but Asheboro has been changing in all kinds of great ways to be more livable and attract new residents and retain younger folks. And that’s a good thing.

However … try to imagine a town where the attraction for visitors is NOT changing.

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Deborah Boling Garner: Artistic passions spill forth in ‘happy place’

ASHEBORO HUB: When did you begin doing your art? Tell us a little something about your journey as an artist.

DEBORAH BOLING GARNER: “ ‘Those who hear not the music, think the dancers mad.’ This is a quote that has been attributed to more than one, and it has informed my life, and my art, for as long as I can remember.

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5 insane creatures you may not want to know about

Dallas Criscoe
Dallas Criscoe

Last column, I brought you some amazing sights to make you want to travel the globe. This issue, I figured I’d balance things out by showing you some stuff to make you want to stay inside.

Here are some of the most insane and unbelievable creatures from around the planet.

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Alzheimer’s hits home, again

Contributor photo of Geri L. Welker
Geri L. Welker

Your parent has died. What a monumental page in life.

Whether you had a good, bad or indifferent relationship with the parent who died, your feelings for him or her were probably quite strong. Most of us innately love our parents deeply. Most parents share with their children the most unconditional love that imperfect human beings can summon.

So now what? We are now faced with the difficult, but necessary, need to mourn the loss of this significant person and to sort through thoughts and feelings about the death. It is an essential part of healing.

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When tongue-ing your food is just not acceptable

Dear Aunt Lil,

Illustration by Melanie DeLoach.
Illustration by Melanie DeLoach.

Four of us have been going out to lunch since our small company of artistic designers rose out of the ashes like the Phoenix.

Recently, we hired a new artist I will call William Long Tongue and he joins us for lunch. He is witty and diverse in his conversation and we enjoy his company, except for one glaring, disgusting offense. While he is loading his fork, he sticks his tongue all the way out like a shovel. We can see his morning coffee stains and sometimes sprinkle patterns from his morning doughnut.

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Happy belated Microchip Day!

A LITTLE CHIP’LL DO YA — A microchip about the size of a grain of rice is planted under the skin between the shoulder blades. The animal doesn’t know it’s there, but you do, offering peace of mind should your animal get lost or stolen. (PHOTO: www.vetwest.com.au)
A LITTLE CHIP’LL DO YA — A microchip about the size of a grain of rice is planted under the skin between the shoulder blades. The animal doesn’t know it’s there, but you do, offering peace of mind should your animal get lost or stolen. (PHOTO: www.vetwest.com.au)

August 15th was “Check the Chip Day,” a day set aside to remind people of the importance of micro-chipping their pets.

The American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), with support from HomeAgain, designated this day as a reminder for pet owners. The purpose of “Chip Day” is three-fold:

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Health issues your pet rabbit can face

Fluffy, soft, gentle and friendly — rabbits are intelligent, social animals that love affection, making them the ideal pet for some families. A rabbit requires regular grooming and proper, balanced nutrition when living as a household pet.

As generally healthy animals, rabbits exhibit fewer health problems than most other household pets. However, as a direct result of improper grooming and unmet nutritional needs, health issues can arise in your pet rabbit.

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Shadowy figure ‘Zippy’ darts around home in Asheboro

iedmont Paranormal Peacock by MJ Spencer
iedmont Paranormal Peacock by MJ Spencer

Have you ever seen something from the corner of your eye, but when you look directly at it, it is gone? How many times have you thought that something was there but when you take a look, you realize that your eyes were playing tricks on you?

Or were they?

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