Few historic figures in the rich history of the American frontier are more inextricably linked to the great outdoors than Daniel Boone. A hunting and fishing savant from the time of his early childhood onward, Boone spent his life in a state of perpetual exploration and adventure, continually pushing westward from his birthplace of Pennsylvania before eventually breaching the Cumberland Gap to find the famed “Meadow Land” that the Iroquois Indians called Kentake.While the legends of Daniel Boone—and there many—can be hard to separate from the reality of his day-to-day life, historians unanimously agree that Boone spent much of his formative years hunting, fishing, trapping and exploring in the fertile Yadkin Valley of North Carolina’s Piedmont region. When Boone and his family arrived in the Yadkin in the fall of 1751, they found a pristine landscape complete with fertile soil, bountiful wildlife, high ground for grazing and a wide-mouthed, swift-flowing river capable of powering the grist and sawmills that were so essential to early colonial life.According to Boone biographer Robert Morgan, Daniel Boone and his family may have spent their first North Carolina winter inside a cave by the banks of this river, which took the same name as the valley through which it flowed. The river and the land that surrounded it were nothing short of an unspoiled paradise, especially for a young man infatuated with the outdoors such as Boone.The Daniel Boone Heritage Canoe TrailWhile the Yadkin River of Boone’s youth has changed considerably over the centuries, some of the wild characteristics that drew Boone and other early settlers have remained intact.Today, you can experience Boone’s Yadkin for yourself by paddling the Daniel Boone Heritage Canoe Trail, a 22-mile stretch of river that flows through Davidson, Davie and Rowan Counties. Paddlers can put in at the Blueway Put-In off Highway 64 in Lexington. From there you’ll encounter a relatively tame stretch of water and some beautiful scenery beyond the Yadkin’s banks. The trail is dotted with ten historically significant waypoints or cairns that tell the story of Boone’s life on the Yadkin along with the stories of other early settlers and farmers.Cairn number one features class two rapids and marks the spot where Swicegood’s Mill once stood. The rapids here are created by the remnants of a large stone structure built in the 1800s by the Army Corps of Engineers. The structure, which was subsequently abandoned, was built in an effort to establish steamboat navigation along the Yadkin. Today it marks the best whitewater feature on the entire Daniel Boone Heritage Canoe Trail.Cairn number two pays homage to North Carolina’s history as a tobacco farming hub, marking the spot where Hairston’s Ferry used to stand. With an extensive system of some 40 tobacco plantations, the Hairstons were some of the most renowned tobacco farmers in North Carolina and Virginia. It was from this location on the Yadkin that the Hairstons ferried their wares across the Yadkin.Cairn three brings the paddler back Daniel Boone’s infamous time on the Yadkin, marking a spot where he is believed to have spent time fishing during his youth. Boone’s Shoal-Big Rock Rapid, located just upriver from Dutchman’s Creek, features a large ledge with a very large boulder in the center. It makes for a great lunch stop and a fun class I drop.The next cairn brings paddlers of the Boone Trail to a Yadkin tributary known as Dutchmen’s Creek. This creek is significant because it leads up to a homesite where newlyweds Daniel and Rebecca Boone once lived.Cairn number five marks a spot known as the Boone Gamelands. Here, modern day sportsmen can pursue wildlife on the same ground that Daniel Boone himself once hunted. The Boone Gamelands are administered by the North Carolina Wildlife Commission.Beyond Dutchmen’s Creek and the Boone Gamelands is cairn six where you’ll find Boone’s Cave Park. This park contains a fairly large cave that sits on a bluff above the Yadkin River. According to local lore, Boone visited this cave frequently as a youngster. It is important that paddlers do not attempt to disembark at cairn 6. Instead, continue 450 yards downriver to Baptism Rock Access.Cairn seven brings paddlers to a location on the Yadkin known as Boone’s Ford. It is unclear whether Boone’s Ford is named for Daniel Boone himself or for another member of his family who settled in the area, but most agree that it marks the spot where an old Indian trading road once crossed the Yadkin River.Cairn number eight marks the spot of yet another ferry, this one known as Hannah’s Ferry. According to local knowledge, Hannah’s Ferry was an example of a reaction ferry, an ingenious design whereby the ferry boat relied solely upon the river’s current to power the boar back and forth across the river.Cairns nine and ten mark the section of the river where the Boone’s Heritage Canoe Trail comes to an end a and the High Rock Lake hydroelectric reservoir begins. Before you reach the lake you’ll paddle past bluffs, bottomland forest and the remnants of Beard’s Bridge, a covered toll bridge built in 1818 that offered area traveler’s their first means of permanent passage across the Yadkin River.Boone Country Barbecue and BeveragesOnce you’ve paddled all 22-miles of the Daniel Boone Heritage Canoe Trail, you’re bound to be craving refreshments. Luckily, nearby Lexington is a veritable Mecca for North Carolina-style barbecue. When it comes to choosing a barbecue joint in Lexington, you’ll want to keep your options open because this historic barbecue hub is home to more than a dozen with names like Backcountry Barbecue, The Barbecue Center, Cook’s Barbecue, Kerley’s Barbecue and Lexington Barbecue.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York William Flanagan surrendered to Nassau County prosecutors in March.Opening statements started Tuesday in the conspiracy trial against William Flanagan, the ex-second deputy Nassau County police commissioner accused of helping cover-up a burglary for a friend.Prosecutors laid out their theory to the jury, who heard allegations that Flanagan received gifts from his friend once burglary charges were dropped against his friend’s son.Bruce Barket, Flanagan’s defense attorney, argued that the gifts his client received were coincidentally timed and really for Flanagan’s wedding anniversary.Most disputed, besides Flanagan’s involvement, is whether the principal of John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore wanted charges against the burglar, former student Zachary Parker of Merrick, dropped.The principal, Lorraine Poppe, is expected to testify in the trial, which will likely last into February. Parker later pled guilty and is serving prison time for the burglary.Flanagan pleaded not guilty in March to an indictment charging him with official misconduct and conspiracy along with former Chief of Patrol John Hunter and retired Det. Sgt Alan Sharpe.Hunter and Sharpe are slated to be tried separately.Judge Mark Cohen denied motions from Barket calling for a mistrial because he felt the judge was prejudicial when prosecutors objected during his opening statement.Flangan, Sharpe and Hunter were indicted following a Press expose into benefits given to those who have donated money to a Nassau police nonprofit foundation that is building a new police academy at Nassau Community College. read more
Recently I had the honor of facilitating a group conversation for 80 board members. The topic was how to be seen as an engaged, committed, and high-performing board member. The organizing principle used as the basis of conversation was the board is responsible for strategy, policy, and advocacy. This list of 15 common sense behaviors is both simple and provocative especially in the context that boards have a high degree of potential turnover in the next three years, 35%. Email me your thoughts and I will keep the stream going.Believe in and advocate for the credit unionKnow the vision, mission, and strategic planPassionately talk about the credit unionShow appreciationSeparate your personal and professional life from the work at the credit unionInvite members to the annual meetingUpdate your black book list on potential board member nomineesRead the packet and be prepared to ask strategic questions with a lens of helpingStay in your lane, focus on the big stuffProactively and brilliantly participate in strategic planningUse the credit union products and servicesStep into difficult conversations with passion for the memberCreate your learning plan and take care of your board education requirementsProactively support board decisionsShow up for your CEO 101SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Deedee Myers Deedee Myers is founder and CEO of DDJ Myers, Ltd. and co-founder of the Advancing Leadership Institute. For the past 20 years, she has been passionate about establishing and developing … Web: www.ddjmyers.com Details read more
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersIt would be a homecoming for Leonard, who was born in Los Angeles and played high school basketball at Moreno Valley Canyon Springs before transferring to Martin Luther King in Riverside as a junior. He also played college basketball at San Diego State.Sign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Leonard won two CIF-SS championships with ML King, including one during his senior season with Tony Snell, who plays for the Milwaukee Bucks.At 22 years old, Leonard became the first Riverside County player to earn an NBA championship ring when the Spurs defeated LeBron James and the Miami Heat in 2014. He was named the NBA Finals MVP after the series ended in five games.In order for Leonard to join the Lakers this summer, General Manager Rob Pelinka and president of basketball operations Magic Johnson would have to make a deal with the Spurs, though several other teams would also pursue him and might be able to offer more enticing packages in return. Leonard can become a free agent, in July 2019, if he opted out of his deal with the Spurs. More Twitter Reaction: A trade to acquire Leonard this offseason likely would cost the Lakers several members of a young core that includes Lonzo Ball, who is from Chino Hills, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart. Julius Randle is a restricted free agent this summer but certainly could be involved in a sign-and-trade deal. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Lakers should trade anyone not named Brandon Ingram for Kawhi Leonard.. If we trade BI, we gonna regret it soon!— Rashad Hammoud (@Ritchy313) June 15, 2018 PreviousCajon’s Layshia Clarendon, 17, (girls high school basketball player of the year) left to right,, Rancho Verde’s Michael Snaer, 18, and King’s Kawhi Leonard, 17, ( boys high school basketball co-players of the year). (Ed Crisostomo/The Press-Enterprise)Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard reacts as he gives a high five to teammate Patty Mills as they defeated the Clippers in overtime with the score of 111 to 107 of game two of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Staples Center in Los Angeles on April 22, 2015.The San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard (2) celebrates after hitting the game-winning shot with seconds left on the clock against the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. The Spurs won, 98-96. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsNBA basketball player Kawhi Leonard answers questions from children attending his 4th Annual Kawhi Leonard Skills Camp on Saturday, Aug. 15 2015 at the Moreno Valley Conference and Recreation Center.FILE- In this April 5, 2017, file photo, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard reacts to a play as he waits to enter the game during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in San Antonio. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press, Friday, June 15, 2018, that Leonard has told the Spurs that he would like to be traded this summer, the clearest sign yet that the relationship between the team and the All-Star is in disrepair. (AP Photo/Darren Abate, File)NBA basketball player Kawhi Leonard is approached by children attending his 4th Annual Kawhi Leonard Skills Camp on Saturday, Aug. 15 2015 at the Moreno Valley Conference and Recreation Center.The San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard pauses during their game against the Clippers Thursday. ///ADDITIONAL INFO: clippers.0220.kjs — Photo by KEVIN SULLIVAN / Orange County Register — 2/19/15 The Los Angeles Clippers take on the San Antonio Spurs Thursday night at Staples Center. 2/19/15Clippers’ Chris Paul drives the lane against Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard during the second half of the game during the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday. Clippers wins with the score of 107 to 92. //ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Clippers0420 04/19/15 ED CRISOSTOMO, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER- Clippers vs. San Antonio SpursSpurs’ Kawhi Leonard applies defense against Clippers’ Blake Griffin during the first half of game five of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday. //ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Clippers0429– 04/28/15 – ED CRISOSTOMO, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER- Clippers vs. San Antonio SpursSpurs’ Kawhi Leonard drives the lane against Clippers’ Matt Barnes during the 4th quarter of game five of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Spurs wins with the score of 111 to 107. //ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Clippers0429Ð 04/28/15 Ð ED CRISOSTOMO, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER- Clippers vs. San Antonio SpursSpurs’ Kawhi Leonard, (2), pumps his fist as they defeated the Clippers in overtime with the score of 111 to 107 of game two of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday. //ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Clippers0423Ð 04/22/15 Ð ED CRISOSTOMO, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER- Clippers vs. San Antonio SpursClippers’ DeAndre Jordan battles for the ball against Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard during the second half of the game during the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday. Clippers wins with the score of 107 to 92. //ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Clippers0420Ð 04/19/15 Ð ED CRISOSTOMO, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER- Clippers vs. San Antonio SpursThe Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard drives past the Lakers’ Brandon Ingram during a 2017 game at Staples Center. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Cajon’s Layshia Clarendon, 17, (girls high school basketball player of the year), center, Rancho Verde’s Michael Snaer, 18, left, and King’s Kawhi Leonard, 17, (boys high school basketball co-players of the year). (Ed Crisostomo/The Press-Enterprise) Riverside Kings’ Kawhi Leonard, left, goes high for the shot against Taft Toreadors’ Bryce Smith during the first half of the game. King won the game in overtime. (The Press-Enterprise/Ed Crisostomo)Cajon’s Layshia Clarendon, 17, (girls high school basketball player of the year), center, Rancho Verde’s Michael Snaer, 18, left, and King’s Kawhi Leonard, 17, (boys high school basketball co-players of the year). (Ed Crisostomo/The Press-Enterprise)King’s Kawhi Leonard pulls down a rebound against Fremont in first half of the first round of the CIF state boys basketball playoffs March 3, 2008 in Riverside. (The Press-Enterprise/Terry Pierson)From March 2009, Cajon’s Layshia Clarendon, 17, (girls high school basketball player of the year) left to right,, Rancho Verde’s Michael Snaer, 18, and King’s Kawhi Leonard, 17, ( boys high school basketball co-players of the year). (Ed Crisostomo/The Press-Enterprise)Kawhi Leonard of King High School, during a game against Temecula Valley High School at King High School in Riverside. Riverside, California. December 18, 2007. (The Press-Enterprise/Ramon Mena Owens)Cajon’s Layshia Clarendon, 17, (girls high school basketball player of the year) left to right,, Rancho Verde’s Michael Snaer, 18, and King’s Kawhi Leonard, 17, ( boys high school basketball co-players of the year). (Ed Crisostomo/The Press-Enterprise)Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard reacts as he gives a high five to teammate Patty Mills as they defeated the Clippers in overtime with the score of 111 to 107 of game two of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Staples Center in Los Angeles on April 22, 2015.NextShow Caption1 of 19Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard reacts as he gives a high five to teammate Patty Mills as they defeated the Clippers in overtime with the score of 111 to 107 of game two of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Staples Center in Los Angeles on April 22, 2015.ExpandOn the court, the NBA season is over. Off the court, the league’s offseason is starting to heat up.According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Kawhi Leonard ‘wants out’ from the San Antonio Spurs organization. The small forward was limited to nine games during the 2017-18 season due to a quad injury. Throughout the season, his relationship with the team soured.If Leonard wants out, where could he land?The Lakers are positioned to have a big offseason and that could include Leonard wearing purple and gold. The Clippers could also be in the mix but the same report that came out Friday had the Lakers as Leonard’s preferred destination. read more