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As the fall season begins, so does the pumpkin craze — there’s pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin cupcakes, pumpkin soup, pumpkin beer and much more. For a dedicated group of farmers, the best thing about pumpkins, however, is the size. Visitors to the annual Pumpkin Festival will get a chance to see the fruits of those farmers’ labor at the Great Pumpkin Weigh Off.“These things can grow from 20, 30 to over 40 pounds per day,” explained Sam Lovelace, owner and president of the North Carolina Giant Vegetable Growers Association and second-place winner in last year’s pumpkin weigh off. “There is nothing on this earth that grows as fast as a giant pumpkin.”

 

Taylor-Harris exchange vows at Cody Creek

Allison Beth Taylor and Bradley Aaron Harris were wed in holy matrimony on Sept. 6 at 3 p.m. The marriage was officiated by the Rev. Danny Royal at Cody Creek in Dobson.The bride is the daughter of Curtis and Jan Taylor of Lowgap. She is the granddaughter of Norine Collins and the late Harvey Collins and Charles and Glenda Taylor. The bride graduated from Western Carolina University and is employed at State Employees Credit Union.The groom is the son of Loretta Pardue an...

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Lyons celebrate 50 years

Joe and Idesta Reynolds Lyon celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary surrounded by family and friends on Aug. 23 at the fellowship building of Austin Baptist Church. Joe and Idesta were married of Aug. 23, 1964, at Benham Baptist Church with the Rev. Amos Lyon officiating.The Lyons have three children, Keith Lyon and wife Kathy of Elkin, Angela Johnson and husband Greg of Waxhaw and Bobby Joe Lyon, who went to be with the Lord in 1989. They are the grandparents of eight grandchil...

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Lyons celebrate 50 years

Joe and Idesta Reynolds Lyon celebrated their 50th...

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Williamson-Hayes to wed in November

Mr. and Mrs. Lonny Williamson of Stony Point announce...

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Taylor-Harris exchange vows at Cody Creek

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