The ballot for the 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards, held annually by The Elk Valley Times, appears inside this week’s edition, as well as on the newspaper’s website at

Also known as Lincoln County’s Finest, the promotion will culminate in a section that highlights the great individuals as well as the top businesses and professionals in Fayetteville and Lincoln County. Well over 70 categories are featured, including favorites such as Mr. And Mrs. Lincoln County, Best Restaurant, Best School and Best Bank. And this year, The Times introduces a new category – Best Mail Carrier.

“This will be the 15th year for Lincoln County’s Finest,” said Lucy Williams, editor and publisher of The Times. “We receive so much positive feedback each time we do this that we know it really stirs some excitement in the community and some good-spirited competition among friends.”

Ballots will also appear in next week’s edition, and for the second year, the paper is offering the capability to nominate persons and businesses on its website. The deadline for us to receive your ballots, either in print or online, is Feb. 25. The following two weeks, the final voting phase will take place online.

Winners will be then featured in a special section in April.

“It’s really an opportunity to recognize individuals and businesses for all the work they do throughout the year,” added Williams. “We’re proud of our community, and we love showcasing the best of it!”

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