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Concentrating on a cause

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on August 11, 2013 1:50 AM

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Jacob McCullen, foreground, concentrates on keeping his tractor straight on the track Saturday afternoon at the Neuse Mini-Tractor Pulling Contest on Casey Saw Mill Road. But McCullen wasn't pulling to win a trophy. He, along with more than 100 mini-pullers from across eastern North Carolina, was helping with a fundraiser for a boy born three-and-a-half weeks ago with a heart condition -- Liam Jaxon Howell, the son of Chad and Christy Howell of Pikeville. Before the end of the day, more than $3,000 had been raised to help with family's medical expenses.