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Ribbon cutting marks completion of state-of-the-art facility

Last Friday afternoon, officials from Angel Medical Center (AMC), Mission Healthcare System, and the Franklin Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of the Angel Cancer Center located in Franklin with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

AMC CEO Jim Bross welcomed those in attendance, thanking them for their continued support of the project.

“About 21 months ago, we had a small group get together and develop a plan to improve outpatient services,” he said. “We're happy to open this facility for services.

“Today we celebrate the completion of this incredible building. This building houses state of the art technology, rehab, cancer, and other services needed in this community.”


A free workshop for owners of small businesses, “Navigating the Federal Grants Process,” will be offered Thursday, June 26, at Western Carolina University’s instructional site at Biltmore Park Town Square in Asheville.

The workshop is being sponsored by the N.C. Small Business and Technology Development Center and the Center for Rapid Product Realization at WCU’s Kimmel School of Construction Management and Technology.

A general session will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m., and one-on-one sessions will be offered to small business owners from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.


The Humane Society Thrift Store recently held its re-grand opening with a ribbon cutting to celebrate its new name, Appalachian Animal Rescue.

Attending were (L-R) Chris Brouwer, Dave Jones, D’anne Maddox, Mary Judernatz, director/treasurer, Gary Shields, Lynne Neely, store director, Kathy Boyer, director/secretary Joyce Rice, store manager, Gregg Boyer, chairman of the board, Eric Haggart, Andi McNair, director, Linda Harbuck, Russell Hawkins and the dog is Genna.

The Franklin Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of The Cowee Farmers Market located at the old Cowee School, now the Macon County Heritage Center, off NC 28N in Franklin. The Cowee Farmers Market will be open every Tuesday through October from 3:30 until 7 p.m. The market just opened mid-May, after much planning by community members.

Each week, local growers bring what’s ripe and ready. In addition to produce, there are plants and baked goods, wooden spoons and garden whirligigs, market bags and pottery, cider and lemonade. Local musicians provide entertainment and community organizations provide information and opportunity to join in their activities. A pet adoption day is planned with more to come. The market is both a local food source and community gathering place.


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