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Franklin contingent sharing love and care to people of Honduras

Each November, Macon County paramedic Joey Gibson joins other local residents on a medical mission trip to Honduras through New Beginnings Baptist Mission. The team spends a week providing desperately needed medical services to residents of Honduras who walk for hours for the chance to be seen by a professional.

"The kids are always the best part of the trip," said Gibson. "They love the attention and getting to play with the Americans. Also, the 98-year-old lady that walked a long distance to be seen in the clinic that would pray for each person she came in contact with was very uplifting and heartwarming."

Corbin to make run for the N.C. House

After serving on the Macon County Board of Commissioners for six years, Commissioner Kevin Corbin announced Monday afternoon that he will not be seeking re-election to the commission, however, he will be filing to run for the North Carolina House of Representatives.

Corbin said his decision has not been something he has taken lightly, and after current House Rep. Roger West announced Monday morning that he would not be seeking re-election, Corbin made the decision to step up.

"Roger told me in a conversation two years ago that he 'might not' run so I have been evaluating this and considering it for a while now," said Corbin.

‘RotaKids’ learning to make a difference

The Rotary Club of Franklin and Mountain View Intermediate School have teamed up to establish North Carolina's very first RotaKid program. With more than 50 kids on board, 5th and 6th graders took a pledge to become more involved in their communities.

RotaKids is a way for those 12 and under to lead and engage in important, lively activities that will make a positive difference in their school, in their local community and globally. At the same time RotaKids develop the ability and confidence to take up their place in society as responsible, successful, effective citizens both now and in the future.

Franklin Panthers dominate 2nd round of state

The Franklin High School Panthers hosted the second round of the 2AA state playoffs in the Panther Pit last Friday night, dominating the West Caldwell Warriors 31-7.

The Panthers will have their first road game of the NCSHSAA class 2AA playoffs this Friday as they travel to face the Monroe Redhawks This is the second consecutive year Franklin has faced Monroe in the third round.

Monroe remains undefeated on the season. Kick off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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Every February, Angel Medical Center staff members are asked to put on their red in support of Heart Health Month.

On Monday, Feb. 3, staff and volunteers met in the dining room to recognize the American Heart Association’s Wear Red campaign. This campaign focuses on raising awareness about heart disease especially in women.

Heart disease is a leading killer of both men and women. Tom Forkner, director of Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab, led the staff on some simple exercises and how to incorporate them into their daily lives.

A Lunch and Learn with Dr. Kit Helm will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27, for two sessions, one at 11:45 a.m. and the second one at 12:15, on “Heart Healthy Living: An Update” in the back of the AMC dining room. The sessions are free, no registration is required and are open to the public.

For more information on any of AMC’s Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab program, call Forkner at (828)349-8290.


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