Visitors came from all over to browse through the dozens of tables and booths to view not only cut stones, unique jewelry and finished pieces but they were also able to see uncut gems in the rough.
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At the beginning of the 2012-13 school year, the Macon County Schools System was operating with 712 employees. From teachers to teacher assistants to media coordinators, to bus drivers, to central office staff, Macon County Schools was operating with the highest number of employees it has seen in recent years.
Just two years later, the employment level throughout the district is down by 58 employees, to the lowest level in recent memory, according to board members during Monday night’s monthly meeting, and with continued uncertainties surrounding state funding for public education, the coming year will likely see little improvement.
Lt. William Addington, patriot in the War for Independence, was memorialized in a “Rededication Ceremony and SAR Patriot Marking” at the First Methodist Church Cemetery last Saturday morning. The ceremony was performed by the Silas McDowell Chapter, North Carolina Society, Sons of the American Revolution National Society, Sons of the American Revolution.
Tom Long, president of the Silas McDowell Chapter of the Sons of the Revolution, presided over the hour-long ceremony, opening with the presentation of colors by a combined color guard involving the Franklin Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the Sons of the American Revolution.
Growing up in a military family is never easy. Often times it involves a lot of moving around, being away from a parent for long periods of time, and living a lifestyle that a lot of people don’t understand. The one thing that can make all of that even harder, is when you lose someone you love as a casualty of war.
To help children who lose loved ones in combat, Major Kent Solheim, a special operations service member who lost his right leg when he was seriously wounded in combat in Iraq in 2007, created the Gold Star Teen Adventures summer program.
Realizing that if he would have not survived his accident in 2007 he would have still wanted his two children to know the brotherhood of the special operations community, Solheim created Gold Star Teen Adventures.
Fifth-grader Brianna Norris was the top seller for the Mountain View Intermediate PTO fundraiser.
Brianna, who is in Mr. Willams homeroom, sold 50 items for the $50 cash prize.
Various items were sold including jewelry, wrapping paper, magazines, etc. The fundraiser was open to all 630 students of MVI. Proceeds have not been specifically allocated yet but will be distributed through PTO.
Brianna and the students that sold a minimum of 20 items will also participate in a limo ride to lunch donated by Fatz Cafe.