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The 3rd annual Ruby Bash Rally and Joy Poker Run will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., at the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center located on the Georgia Road. The rally is sponsored by the Dedicated Bikers of WNC and REACH of Macon County.

A $15 gate fee will be charged that includes a meal voucher and door prize, plus $20 or an unwrapped toy of equal value per bike entry. The toys will be given to children that have been victims of domestic violence.

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The Whistle Stop Mall was proud to host a fundraiser and recruitment drive for The Children’s Home, Inc. Saturday, August 20, in an effort to 'Change a Life Forever.'

The main event was an exhibition by Danny Antoine’s Karate Academy. The Nikwasi Dulcimer Players were another featured entertainment. There was also a bake sale, raffles, a magic show by volunteer Mike Barboff and a foster parent recruitment booth.

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A group of Macon County citizens have announced the launch of a public outreach campaign to build support for a steep slope ordinance in the county.

Called www.MaconSense.org, the new organization has created a website with information about the issue, an online petition and other tools to allow the community to express their support for a slop ordinance. Additionally, they plan to reach out to Macon County citizens by organizing petition drives, planning public events and running public service advertisements on local media outlets.

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Back to school bash a success

As the old saying goes,“Out with the old, and in with the new.” A long line for the North Carolina Assembly of God Church's Back-to-School shoe distribution formed before the 9 a.m. start time on Saturday morning at the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center. Parents and grandparents brought children of all ages to be fitted for brand new shoes. Many kids left carrying their old shoes and proudly strutted out wearing their new kicks.

Between the more than 2,000 pairs of new shoes that were available, three local churches, 60 volunteers and countless hours of preparation, the event went off without a hitch. According to Mary Ritter, Regional Women's Ministries Director, 800 registered to take advantage of the distribution.

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