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  • 2. How the Ponder Boys Took ''Bloody Madison'' by James, Hunter
     
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    Zeno Ponder led the way in transforming Madison into a Democratic County. Prior to Ponder's influence, Madison County, as much of western North Carolina, heavily supported the Republican Party. Ponder, who grew up in a Republican household, began to change his political ideals while at N.C. State University and later working with the Manhattan Project during World War II. He became chairman of Madison County's board of elections in 1954. His role in transforming the county to vote Democratic has often been criticized, but Ponder denies ever using illegal means in garnering votes. While he served on the board of elections, Ponder was threatened, bombed, and hauled into court countless times. He has remained in Madison County, although his political role has diminished as Macon County is now strongly Democratic.
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  • 3. Our Tuggers are Number One by Ippolito, Chris
     
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    North Carolina is now home to the United States tug of war champions. The Tarheel Tuggers, from Salisbury, were the 1984 national champions in the 720K class. The Tarheel Tuggers represented the United States at the World Championships, held in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Tug of war consists of teams of eight attempting to pull the rope thirteen feet in their direction. International competition consists of round robin tournaments where teams face each other in a best of three pulls. Points are awarded to the team winning two pulls. If a team wins two pulls in a row, they get are awarded three points, whereas if they win two out of three, they are awarded only two points. Tug of war has its origins in ancient cultures. Today the sport is gaining popularity not just among men but among women too.
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