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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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Mercy Fund Animal Rescue, of Marion, has many precious pets for families or individuals to adopt. Their mission is to save the lives of stray and unwanted animals, and place them into good, forever, loving homes. They are a foster-based rescue dedicated to saving the lives of all animals inc…

Old Fort held their annual parade on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

Rodeo fans headed to the arena Friday and Saturday night for the annual Fourth of July rode presented by Ernie Treadway and the cowboys, cowgirls, bulls and broncos in his company. Droves of people came out to witness gut-wrenching bull riding and bucking broncos. Special this year was an ap…

Fifty-five students graduated from the McSmiles program on Friday, June 9 at Nebo Crossing church. They will now be more prepared as they head to kindergarten in the fall. McSmiles is a free part-time preschool program. Children must turn 3 or 4 years of age by Aug. 31, 2017. The mobile clas…

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Mercy Fund Animal Rescue, of Marion, has many precious pets for families or individuals to adopt. Their mission is to save the lives of stray and unwanted animals, and place them into good, forever, loving homes. They are a foster-based rescue dedicated to saving the lives of all animals inc…

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Nebo first graders completed a project based learning project before school was out for summer. They worked in collaborative small groups, selected an animal, did their research, made a poster, did writing and a presentation to their parents. This project incorporated 21st century learning s…

For those who didn’t graduate from McSmiles, students were invited for a day of water play at Marion’s Community Park. A beautiful day set the tone for the young ones to run through the sprinklers at the splash pad. Parents and siblings were invited to join in on the fun. McSmiles is a free …