25th Annual Leaf Lookers GEMBOREE :: Friday, October 17 - Sunday, October 19 at the Macon County Community Building

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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.

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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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We the Kings will perform in concert with special guest Ryan Cabrera at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17, in the A.K. Hinds University Center Grandroom on the campus of Western Carolina University.

The concert is sponsored by WCU’s Last Minute Productions, a student-run entertainment and activity planning organization at WCU.

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CULLOWHEE – Tickets will go on sale Monday, Feb. 28, for a concert featuring two up-and-coming acts in the world of country music appearing soon at Western Carolina University. Eric Church will be performing live with special guest The Band Perry at WCU’s Ramsey Regional Activity Center at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 14.

Church, a native of Granite Falls, is quickly developing a devoted following with his lyrically honest, guitar-driven country music. Already a passionate songwriter at age 13, Church continued composing and performing his music all the way through his college years, after which he moved to Nashville with the hopes of launching a singing career.

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