Author: Seven Lakes News Letter

One of the oldest adages in racing is the easiest way to make a small fortune in the sport is to start with a big one. Costs in NASCAR are a murky thing. Back in the early 90‘s my husband and his partner owned a company that sold and developed fast food franchises in the pizza, mexican and hamburger business. Several franchisee‘s approached Rick to get into NASCAR Winston Cup racing for advertising purposes. It took them about six weeks to get ready for the last race of the year, to test it out, the Hooters 500 held at Atlanta…

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A great big welcome to all of our 2021 new members. The Club is much stronger with you!! Tuesday’s meeting of the Seven Lakes Kiwanis Club was a celebration of New Members who have joined our merry and active band since our Covid-altered year began last March. Unlike most other clubs in our region, we have grown over the past 14+ months and we officially brought the Newbies into the fold and got to know them better on Tuesday. Each new folk gave us a short personal introduction and shared a bit about what will make them really good Kiwanians on…

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Seven Lakes News would like to give a Special Thanks to the following community minded businesses that graciously donated financial assistance for the Avenue Of Flags to come to fruition. Barron’s Boutique Barron Tile and Stone Beverly Gentry Coldwell Banker Blush Salon & Spa Brians Yard Maintenance Burney Hardware Carter’s Cars Chapel In The Pines Edward Hill Wealth Management Farm Bureau Insurance First Tee Golf Packages Friendly Mart Harris Printing JMG Orthodontics Lee Moore Insurance Lisa Mace Studios Mace Electric Martha Gentry ReMax Over 2 Toms Pack Ship & Moore Quality Care Pharmacy Quality Pine Needles Railhouse Brewery Roof Maxx Sandhills…

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If you live in Seven Lakes and haven‘t tried Friendly Mart‘s scrumptous fried chicken… you‘re in for a fabulous suprise. A good piece of fried chicken has to achieve the difficult balance of being crispy on the outside, and juicy on the inside. Not all fried chicken is done right. Friendly Mart‘s chicken is hand-battered, hand-breaded, and bursting with bold North Carolina flavor, and “done right.” Chicken fried to perfection by highly experienced cooks, Janetta Dobord, from Robbins and Charlotte Kennedy from Eagle Springs. Janetta has been cooking for owner Randy Merritt for over ten years and Charlotte for…

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To: Victoria Levinger Seven Lakes News — Donor Summer has always been an uncertain time for people experiencing hunger and organizations fighting food insecurity. Nearly 328,000 children in our 34-county service area rely on free or reduced-cost meals at school and may not have access to that food in the summer. Meanwhile, the pandemic increased food insecurity by 38% in our part of North Carolina, with some of our partner agencies seeing an even larger increase. Unfortunately, summer is also a time when donations to food banks across the country tend to slow down. The Food Bank’s 900+ partner agencies are relying on…

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By: Millie Jameson SL News Reporter Interested in kayaking in Seven Lakes but don’t have a lot of experience?  If you want to rent a kayak to see if you like it or If you’re nervous, consider taking a class from Cape Fear Adventures, (no pun intended) capefearadventures.com. There is a new kayak launch site provided by SLLA in Seven Lakes located at Cottage Grove and Pleasant View Lane to get out into the water for a day of fun. Sit-on-top kayaks tend to be the easiest for beginners. They are very stable and easy to get in and out…

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By: Diane Sandoval SL News Reporter Richard and Jean Broker founded River Oaks Quarter Horses located in nearby Robbins on January 1, 1978. Foundation Quarter Horse breeding was soon the primary goal. In 1987, the business relocated to the current location in North Carolina. Additional Foundation Broodmares were added, as well as two Foundation Stallions. River Oaks Quarter Horses received local and national recognition for excellence in their Foundation Quarter Horse breeding program, and was featured in the Quarter Horse Journal in 1996. In July 2002, a decision was made to reduce the horse operation and expand into the cattle…

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