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Clear skies mark start of 2017 Rowan County Fair

Under clear blue skies, people filed into the Rowan County Fair on Friday afternoon for the opening of a nine-day run. The fair opens at 4 p.m. on weekdays and 1 p.m. on weekends. Don and Cathy Carter were among the many people at the fair Friday. The couple said they aren’t fans of the rides but enjoy the food. They found a shady spot and split a funnel cake. Luke Creswell, however, planned to take in the rides as many times as possible, said his father, Chris Creswell. Chris joked that his son would probably ride the miniature rollercoaster dozens of times before the night was over.

— Josh Bergeron

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