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Greeting, Friends!

Our February 10th Meet the Candidates event was well attended despite the inclement weather that evening. Attendees held one-on-one conversations with 13 candidates running for local or state office in 2020 to learn where they stand on important issues. Residents and candidates alike appreciated the opportunity to converse in this informal and intimate setting just prior to the start of early voting for the election primaries. (See Pages 3-5 for photos.)

If you’ve visited the library recently, your eyes may have been drawn to the colorful Artwork Exhibit along the walls of the library. A special thanks goes to Ian Powers and Rebekah Hilton, art teachers at our two local elementary schools and Mill Creek Middle schools, respectively, for assembling a beautiful collection for display at this year’s art show. The exhibit turned over last week, and the middle school art is now on display. (See Page 6.) Make sure to visit the exhibit outside the Teen room during your next visit; you will be impressed by the display of young, local talent. We also thank Friends member Barbara Campbell for organizing this collaboration with our local schools for the second year.

Photos from the January Author’s Event with Rob Christensen are on Page 7. We appreciate his coming to our little corner of the world!


We hope you will join us for our March 17 program, an information session about the NC Lands Conservancy and the Carolina Thread Trail, a magnificent regional network of connected greenways, trails and blueways that help to connect communities across our region. Fingers crossed that some dry days and warm sunshine are just around the corner so that we can all get outside and enjoy our beautiful surroundings again soon! (More on Page 2.)

Warmly, Jeanne

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