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Stephen King was crowned the Shrimp King at the 16th Annual Shrimp Boil fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity, with Ian Stephens declared the runner-up. King consumed 40 shrimp to claim the title.

Emceed by Tony Angel, the Shrimp Boil was held Saturday in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church.

Entertainment was provided by Touch of Class and Gem City.

Volunteers cooked, served and cleaned up for this annual fundraiser that helps to support the efforts of Habitat for Humanity.


Country music star excited to perform in Franklin

Albemarle, North Carolina native Kellie Pickler will be in Franklin this weekend as she performs at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 7:30 p.m.

Pickler, who is known as a sweet, quirky, country girl, won the hearts of millions when she competed on NBC’s “American Idol.” Her debut album, “Small Town Girl,” was certified gold with three singles from the album earning spots on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Some of her hits include, “Red High Heels,” I Wonder,” and “Best Days of Your Life.”


The Arts Council sponsored a free “Back to School” workshop at the Macon County Public Library for kids.

Pictured are some of the participants showing off their pencil toppers.

ARTSaturday is held the second Saturday of the month and is supported by the Grassroots Arts Program of the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.




Contemporary vocalist Sean Kingston will perform a free outdoor concert on Western Carolina University’s Central Plaza on Wednesday, Aug. 22.

The concert, which is part of the university’s “Week of Welcome” activities, begins at 7:30 p.m. following a music from deejay beginning at 6 p.m.

Kingston’s self-titled debut album sold more than a million copies and featured hit singles including “Beautiful Girls.” Kingston later released the album “Tomorrow,” which had singles “Fire Burning” and “Face Drop,” and most recently “Back 2 Life,” which fuses reggae, hip-hop, rhythm and blues and electronic effects. His latest album draws from his experience recovering from a 2011 jet skiing accident in Miami Beach that hospitalized him for a month and required two open-heart surgeries.


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