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The North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival runs through Saturday at Tom Johnson Camping Center in Marion.

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During the ceremony, over 235 students graduated with either an associate’s degree, diploma or certificate in various areas of study, and an additional 26 students will receive either an adult high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate (GED or HISET).

Nearly 300 cadets and instructors from 15 different schools gathered at Camp Bud Schiele in Union Mills last week for their annual Summer Leadership Camp.

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The Circle N Rodeo from Georgia held two shows in Old Fort on Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29. (PHOTOSBY: JOSHDAVIS|BLESSMYSOULPHOTOGRAPHY)

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Linda Carter has been trying to capture pictures of a bear they have seen wandering around. On Thursday, July 6 she got her chance.

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Mercy Fund Animal Rescue, of Marion, has many precious kittens in foster care who are looking for loving homes. All adopters of kittens will sign a contract stating the babies will be spayed/neutered when age appropriate. The mission of Mercy Fund is to save the lives of stray and unwanted a…

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Rusty’s Legacy rescues dogs from high-kill shelters. All dogs receive medical treatment, behavioral and temperament evaluations and are spayed or neutered before adoption with the exception of puppies under the age of 16 weeks. To find out how to adopt these loveable animals, contact Rusty’s…

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