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fishing_the_yadkin_ Local residents from Davidson and Rowan counties enjoyed nice weather by spending a quiet Wednesday fishing from the banks of Yadkin River at HIgh Rock Lake Dam on Bringle Ferry Road near Healing Springs.

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vintage_machinery_ Willard Moore ,93, of Jamestown, smiles with delight when people ask him about his machine, as he sticks a pencil in the sharpener powered by  a gas single-piston engine.  Moore is one of many exhibitors at the 39th Annual Southeast Old Threshers’ Reunion in Denton.

vergados_peter_ Peter Vergados from Boston, Mass. traving to Atlanta, Ga. Friday on Interstate 85 stopped to see the Viet Nam Memorial at the I-85 rest area. Vergados is a Viet Nam veteran himself serving in the UnitedStates Air Force as a forward air controller supporting the 4th Infantry Division and 173rd ASN Brigade.

crosswindsfamilycampgrounds_ Arthur (right) and Glends Morrison, owers of Cross Winds Family Campgrounds, stand in front of the pool with camp sites in the back ground.  Cross Winds is a family campground in Linwood with a focus on affordable and unique summer activities.

boy_with_pig Randall Shillinglaw, 8, marks off the sixth pig he has found out of the 20 new in the “Pigs in the City 5” exhibit in Lexington on Friday.  Shillinglaw loves touring Lexington to see the new pigs when new ones are introduced.

_peek_a_boo_ Sylvester the tom cat peeks out from up high in a cedar tree at a house on Yates Road in Denton Thursday where he sleeps stretches out on the limbs.  The tree offers shade and the cedart smell keeps bugs away.

_bdgarden_ At Butterfly Daylily Garden located on  Hedrick Mill Road, a birdhouse is accented across several varieties of daylilies Friday.  Jimmy and Libby Ddavis are the garden owners and caretakers.

smith This photo and the story when AP for me during my summer internship with the Lexington Dispatch newspaper.  Tony Smith and sons Wendall (left) and Kendall (right), sit together on the front porch of their home on Tuesday.  The Smiths have a rare hereditary form of colon cancer.

_handydandy_ The Handy Dandy steam-powered train, a 1948 diesel locomotive, prepares to take vistors on a ride around the Denton Farm Park.

_sewing_ Susan Mullis of Monroe sews a quilt square on a treadle Singer Sewing Machine inside the craft barn at the 39th Annual Southeaast Old Threshers Reunion in Denton on Tuesday.