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Annual ‘march for babies’ event held in Franklin

Not even the crisp morning air and a biting breeze could dampen Macon County’s March of Dimes annual “march for babies” event Saturday morning in downtown Franklin. Participants from Macon County and Western North Carolina coalesced at Franklin’s Memorial Park to give their support to local March of Dimes initiatives.

The March of Dimes Foundation is a national non-profit organization that works to raise money and awareness about premature births and birth defects.


Open House & Fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011

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Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians tribal member Jason Lambert has been named one of the top emerging American Indian leaders in the nation. Lambert has been named to the 2011 Native American 40 Under 40 list by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED).

Lambert, Economic Development Director for the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, is honored to have the opportunity to represent the Tribe at the national level.


The 58th Macon County Fair celebration included 409 exhibits in the youth division (ages 9-18), brought in by 338 youth exhibitors. The 2011 Macon County Fair 4-H Sweepstakes winner was Nathanael Klages with Isaac Stiles winning the runner-up Sweepstakes.

Grand Champion Ribbons in the Youth Exhibits (ages 9- 18) area were awarded to: Chandon Ivey, designed and sewed an Acoustic Guitar Case; Cody Tiger, Leather-Tooled Clock; Nathanael Klages, Horse Pen Sketch; and Cody Viar, Sweet Potatoes. Two exhibits received “A Bountiful Harvest” Rosette for their best depiction of this year’s Fair Theme: Melissa Bowman, Fall Landscape painting and Franklin High School, Panther Works, Class Exhibit on Apples.


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