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Gold fever continues in Southern Crescent

Locals will have another opportunity to sell their gold, silver, and antique items next week, according to representatives with the Springfield, Ill.-based Treasure Hunters Roadshow.

Detoured by Hurricane Irene, one of the buyer’s Roadshow teams plans to postpone stops in North Carolina this coming week, according to Jim Toner, a field manager with the Roadshow. He said the team will pay a visit to the McDonough area instead.

Toner cited the success of the Roadshow’s exhibit in McDonough earlier this month as a reason to return to the Southern Crescent area.

The field manager said 77 locals turned out on the final day of the Roadshow’s week-long exhibit, wanting to sell their precious metals and antiques. He said the exhibit, which lasted from Aug. 8-13, paid out $137,579 worth of checks.

“It was a really good stop for us,” said Toner, who tours throughout the Southeast with the Roadshow.

Toner pointed out that gold is the most popular item sold and bought at the Roadshow exhibits.

Market reports indicate that gold has been trading at record levels this month, above $1,700 per ounce. Silver has traded around $39.

Toner said many are selling their gold items now to capitalize on their high values. He said the Roadshow has kept busy this year addressing the increased demand for gold and a near-equaled supply from locals willing to sell.

Locals will have a second chance to do so, beginning next week at the Roadshow exhibit, in the conference room at Sleep Inn, 945 Ga. Highway 155 South, in McDonough. The exhibit will be held from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 29, through Friday, Sept. 2; and from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 3.

To learn more, visit the Treasure Hunters Roadshow web site at www.thrandassociates.com.