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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.
In accordance with a new state law passed during the 2013 legislative session, the State of North Carolina has begun issuing no-fee voter identification cards.
Beginning in 2016, North Carolina will require voters to have a valid photo ID to cast a ballot when voting in person. A list of photo ID that will be acceptable for voting is available on the State Board of Elections’ website. No-fee ID cards are available for people who have no other valid forms of photo identification.
Applications for no-fee voter ID cards can be made at any North Carolina DMV driver license office.
Applicants will need to present documents that verifies their age and identity. Applicants will also need to provide a valid Social Security number.
NCDMV has posted the requirements and documents acceptable for the Voter ID card on its website.
Voter ID cards are mailed to applicants within 10 to 15 days following application.
Under the leadership of Commissioner Kelly Thomas, the Division of Motor Vehicles conducted five rehearsals and training sessions last month for all examiners and information technology personnel to ensure the examiners and IT professionals are trained in the procedures to issue voter identification to all North Carolinians seeking that form of ID.