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Residents enjoy day, remember sacrifices

By Laura Collins, Phyllis Moore, Catharin Shepard, Nick Hiltunen and Steve Herring
Published in News on June 1, 2010 1:46 PM

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Memorial Day weather at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park was ideal for Zach Besso and his 6-year-old daughter, Julia, of Pikeville, who decided to take a cruise around the lake in a canoe. Hundreds of others also hit the water for some summertime fun. The weekend's attendance was up over last year's opening day, park officials said.

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Toni McCance cleans the family grill in preparation for a family cookout on Monday, while husband Kevan, background, trims tree branches.

The smell of fresh peaches filled the air as a steady stream of local residents visited the Country Fruit Stand No. 3 on Highway 117 in Pikeville Monday afternoon. The residents were buying last-minute items for their Memorial Day cookouts...

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