A file photo shows the Paddy’s Creek beach access at Lake James State Park.




Scammers have set their sights on potential vendors after making a flyer for a fake event at a state park that sits on the border of Burke and McDowell counties.

Katie Hall, a public information officer for the state’s division of parks and recreation, said a flyer has been circulating advertising an event at Lake James State Park on Oct. 23 and 24 requesting money from small businesses, artists and other vendors to set up booths for the event.

But the event isn’t real, and it’s not on the schedule for the lake.

Scammers are targeting crafters and vendors who sell…

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