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Charles Dodd White will visit City Lights Bookstore on Friday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m. to read from his new novel. “A Shelter of Others” tells of the families we’re born into, the families we make for ourselves, and how tightly woven are the ties that bind. His work has often been compared to the writing of William Gay and Daniel Woodrell. White has also written the novel, “Lambs of Men” and a short story collection titled, “Sinners of Sanction County.” White is the recipient of the Jean Ritchie Fellowship, an individual artist grant from the North Carolina Arts Council.

White lives with his wife and boys in Candler, N.C. To reserve copies of his books, call City Lights Bookstore at (828)586-9499.

Dr. Harold Littleton, Jr. will visit City Lights Bookstore to present the second volume in his Founders of the Faith series, “Paul: A Would Be Apostle” on Saturday, June 28, at 3 p.m. His novel takes a look at the impact Paul had on shaping the Anti-Semitic mindsets that have lasted centuries.

Littleton grew up in Hartsville, S.C. Littleton’s teaching career includes appointments at Meredith College in Raleigh, UNCCharlotte, Mars Hill College, Gardner-Webb University, and Western Carolina University. He is currently Adjunct Professor in the Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy at UNCAsheville. The Founders of Faith series is a proposed trilogy that will focus on New Testament characters using recent archaeological discoveries and scholarship.To reserve copies of his books, call City Lights Bookstore at (828)586-9499.

The Annual Taste of Scotland Festival was held last weekend. Residents and visitors alike proudly sported plaid kilts and accessories in solidarity of their Scottish heritage.

A Scottish dinner was held on Thursday to kick off the weekend, followed by a ceilidh (Scottish party) on Friday night with the bulk of the activities planned for Saturday in downtown Franklin.

Scottish music, food, vendors and a parade drew crowds to Main Street for the annual event. The historical connection between the Cherokee and Scottish heritage was also highlighted.

 

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As the Civil War wound down and the Confederate army accepted its defeat, one last home guard held on until the very end before surrendering: The home guard of Thomas Legion that was located right here in Macon County. In fact, the last surrender happened right in front of where the county court house stands today. It's a little known piece of history that even many residents from the area were seldom told, but one in particular found it fascinating.

Viola Thorne hails from Czechoslovakia and worked in real estate in Greensboro, N.C., before she and her husband, Bruce, made up their minds to retire in Franklin where they would be able to enjoy its vast beauty and culture.

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