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The Scottish Museum will celebrate “Tartan Day,” April 6th, commemorating the signing of the “Treaty of Arbroathe,” the document of Scottish Independence signed by the Scottish chiefs in 1320. The museum features a copy of the Treaty in its collection.

According to historian Arthur Herman, the Bishop of Abroathe sent the Treaty to the Pope, who was the strongest secular and religious leader in Europe at the time. The Treaty proclaimed separation from England and gave Scotland relief from English advances for several hundred years.


Approximately 200 people turned out Saturday night at the Spring Fling musical event.

Held at Franklin’s Slagle Memorial Building, the show featured bands from across the region.

Punk band Eureka California (from Athens, Ga.), progressive group Crow vs. Hawk (Franklin/Asheville), heavy New-Wave band Total War, jazzy-dance rock band The Unawarewulves played throughout the night.


“Jazz It Up,” a concert by saxophonist Lloyd Weinberg and vibraphonist Paul Babelay, was presented Thursday, March 17, at 8 p.m., in the main hall of the Macon County Public Library.

The program spanned jazz styles from Dixieland, Latin and Swing, to contemporary works, including classics like “Sweet Georgia Brown” and “Take the A Train,” with an audience participation tribute to Saint Patrick’s Day.


Macon County Public Library, in partnership with Western Carolina University, is celebrating the Ninth Annual Spring Literary Festival. This year’s Festival will feature more than a dozen established and emerging writers, including Alan Weisman. Weisman’s most recent book, The World Without Us, a bestseller translated into thirty languages, was named the best nonfiction book of 2007 by both Time Magazine and Entertainment Weekly. It was also a finalist of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Nonfiction and a finalist for the Orion Book Award.


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