Spring Fling

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Alfa Insurance Agent Connie Caviness serves Sarah Margaret Hallum some punch during the “Spring Fling” event sponsored by the Calhoun City Chamber that highlighted the offerings of numerous businesses and organizations. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Bruce 5th graders make Holocaust board

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Maggie Ross of Dacia Taylor’s class stands by the Holocaust board which was made by Bruce fifth graders as part of a study project on the tragedy. Picture by Lindsey Roberts

4-H shooting sports

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4-H shooting sports teams gathered recently in Pittsboro to prepare for upcoming competitions. Above is Trent Barnett assisting Lillian Baker with an air rifle. Also pictured are Jacob Baker, Nancy Braddock, Zach Dorrough and Jordan Dorrough.

Bruce Chamber Banquet


Andy and Linda Stepp of Bruce were among those enjoying the Bruce Chamber of Commerce Banquet Monday night at the Bruce Museum. See the related story in the news section. Photo by Lisa McNeece

Shooting practice

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Geneise Hitt and Jennifer Bullard are two of several women taking a gun safety and shooting course through the Extension Service in Pittsboro. Monday provided the first day in a couple of weeks they were able to get on the shooting range with instructor Charlie Fitts. Photo by Joel McNeece

Robotics Spring Break Camp

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Nearly two dozen students turned out for the Robotics Spring Break Camp at the Calhoun County Career and Technical Center last week. The event was a fundraiser for the county robotics team which has qualified for Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky. Above is Cortland Good running the computer, and camp participants John Morgan Patton, Grant Stoddard, Gavin Caples and Dylan Cross competing with many more looking on.

Bruce Chamber Banquet

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Becky Wright, center, outgoing president of the Bruce Chamber of Commerce, visits with Chamber Member of the Year Jo Ann Denley, left, and Citizen of the Year Paula Jeffery at the conclusion of the organization’s annual banquet Monday night in the Bruce Museum. Photo by Joel McNeece

Spring at last

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After a freezing, wet winter spring has begun to bud all around Calhoun County. Photo by Joel McNeece

4-H Archery


Seth Scott was among those practicing his grip and stance with his bow for upcoming 4-H archery competitions when the group gathered for a prartice this week in Pittsboro.

Wintry weather slows sewer project


The installation of new pipe for the near $1 million sewer project in Bruce has slowed to a near halt due to the recent stretch of bad weather. The project is scheduled to be completed by late spring. See the related story in the news section.