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Students from across southeast visit Macon County

For the last quarter century, students from across the country have been signing up to participate in service projects in communities declaring themselves as 'World Changers."

An outreach ministry of Life- Way Christian Resources, World Changers has been spending summers for the last 25 years partnering with cities and their residents to complete much needed construction projects ranging from painting houses to putting on new roofs. The projects improve homes for the elderly, disabled, and for others who would not normally be able to do the work on their own, and comes at no charge for the community.

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A record crowd turned out Saturday for the 18th annual Sweet Corn Festival hosted by the All Saints Episcopal Church.

The annual event is held to raise funds for church outreach programs such as youth scholarships.

 

 

view more photos from the event after the jump!

 

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The rain held off just long enough for the Franklin Chamber of Commerce to thrill patrons on the Fourth of July with one of the largest fireworks displays in Western North Carolina.

Macon County’s Fourth of July Celebration kicked off on in Franklin Friday night with a concert perfomred by Mac Arnold & a Plate Full O’Blues, followed by a parade and fun downtown Satruday morning.

The celebration continued Saturday afternoonat the Macon County rec park with inflatables, much food, and fun for all ages.

The 5th annual Cornhole Tournment was sponsored by ServPro and organized by Blueridge Cornhole of Waynesville.

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Photo by Vickie CarpenterFor the last decade, Joe Sanders, owner of JR Sanders Crane, has erected the American flag along Main Street for all to see.

"I have the space and the cranes to do it, so it has just been something we have always done for the community."

According to Sanders, he is on his third flag.

"The wind really takes a toll on the flags, so we are on a third one this year," he said. "I think right now it is more important than ever to fly the flag to remind everyone that we as a nation should be united. There are so many things tearing us apart, and right now we need to remember what brings us together and be grateful for those things."

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