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Visitors to the fair can see antique farm equipment, displays by area organizations and students, giant pumpkins, homegrown vegetables and lots of animals.
The Macon County Fair is a staple of the fall season and enjoyed by people of all ages.
Photos by Vickie Carpenter and Betsey Gooder
The Macon County League of Women Voters hosted a candidates forum last Thursday for the 50th senate district of North Carolina. Incumbent Jim Davis and challenger Jane Hipps squared off and fielded questions posed by league members.
Although not a native to Macon County, Sen. Jim Davis got his start in politics as a county commissioner. Davis was born in 1947 in Lynchburg, Virginia. He grew up in a military family, his father a sergeant in the US Air Force, and his mother a homemaker. He has lived on military bases in Virginia, Michigan, Arizona, Delaware, Morocco, and England.
North Carolina's Mining and Energy Commission (MEC) held the last of a fourpart public comment series last Friday at Western Carolina University's Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center. Proponents and opponents alike were on hand for the event where a panel made up of three members from the MEC listened to concerns from the citizens.
Hydraulic fracturing has been subject of much concern across North Carolina with multiple forums across the state being packed out ever since a moratorium was lifted that would allow the extraction of natural gas by injecting high pressure fluids thousands of feet deep into the ground in order to break up shale formations and release natural gas.
The FHS varsity soccer team continued to show its dominance and the reason behind its number one conference ranking on Monday when they took on rival Smoky Mountain Mustangs.
The Panthers shot to a quick lead when they went up 2-0 in the first half. They sealed the win with one more goal in the second and took home the win with a score of 3-0.
The win moved the Panthers to a 7-0 record. They traveled to North Henderson yesterday to take on the 3-5 Knights.
FHS soccer will take the home field again on Monday when they host the East Henderson Eagles.
Macon Pride, an organization to promote the environmental and economic value of recycling, wishes to commend our county manager, Mr. Jack Horton, and our county commissioners, Mr. Kevin Corbin, Mr. Ronnie Beale, Mr. James Tate, and Mr. Ron Haven, for their new use of a specially designed web-site and computer tablets for their meeting agendas.
This saves thousands of pages of paper generated every month for all county personnel who conduct our commission meetings. It allows writing and editing, ease of production, and is a 21st century means of economically conducting the business of Macon County. Additionally, the purchase of the necessary tablets, and programming the web site is ultimately less expensive than the costs of paper, which is shredded and unnecessarily takes up valuable space in the Macon County landfill.
Our commendation, gentlemen, and our appreciation, not only from Macon Pride, but from all residents who care about saving our environment and taxes.
Macon Pride Steering Committee: