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Western North Carolina musicians who played in high school or college bands are invited to join a new Jackson Countybased community band called Mountain Winds.

Jon Henson, assistant director of Western Carolina University’s Pride of the Mountains Marching Band, said he decided to organize the band in response to interest from community members who share a love of music, want to develop their musical skills, and enjoy the camaraderie and experience of performing as a group.


Jane Jerry has been appointed Executive Director of The Bascom Visual Arts Center in Highlands.

Willis Willey, chair of the Board of Trustees, made the announcement Friday, Feb. 25, following the conclusion of a national search.

“Jane has extensive experience in developing and directing audience-focused institutions and we are delighted that she will be at the helm as The Bascom advances to its next stage of development,” said Willey.



The Jackson County Genealogical Society has announced the publication of the Macon County Cemetery Book, Volume I. Orders are being accepted for delivery in April 2011.

This volume covers all known cemeteries east of the Little Tennessee River with gravestone inscriptions through 2009. Inscriptions include the first and last name of the interred as well as birth and death dates where given. Other inscriptions such as military service, son of, daughter of, wife of, etc. are also included, and the volume features an every-name index.


Second annual ‘Walking with Spring’ Photography Contest

In celebration of Franklin being recognized and designated as an Appalachian Trail Conservancy Community, the Macon County Public Library is sponsoring its second annual photography contest “Walking With Spring.”

Photographs of hikers, landscapes, or nature, as long as it is taken on the Appalachian Trail, are accepted.


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published: 10/18/2013
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