Remembering 9/11 :: September 11, 2001

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Inch by inch, Franklin resident Art Buesch has grown out his hair in the name of charity for the last four years, and on April 12 he finally had it chopped off. What Buesch had cut from his hair was then donated to Locks of Love, an organization that provides hairpieces to disadvantaged children suffering from medical hair loss.

It all began when Buesch's girlfriend (and now wife), Leslie, cut her hair for the same cause. “She had donated hers and I asked her since I had curly hair did they think they would want it, and she said 'sure.'.” He and his wife Lesley got married on March 21, after being together since Spring of 2005.

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Macon Program for Progress children enjoyed a fun-filled day of hunting eggs, music and games at the Veteran’s Memorial Park. The event was sponsored by the Student Government Association for Lyndon B. Johnson Job Corps for the twentieth year.

The 300 children, 3 to 5 years old, hunted after 1,800 eggs which were gone in a matter of minutes. Smoky The Bear was also present for the event.

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CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University’s Public Policy Institute and MANNA Foodbank will sponsor a forum on the topic of food security Monday, April 25, in A.K. Hinds University Center on the WCU campus.

“North Carolina has one of the highest rates of food insecurity in the country, and the Asheville metro area ranked seventh in the country for food hardship among all metro areas in 2010,” said Chris Cooper, director of the PPI. “Food insecurity and hunger impose an enormous burden on this state and this region.”

The forum is designed to foster effective public policy responses and alternatives to important political, administrative and social problems created by food insecurity in WNC, Cooper said.

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Statewide Disaster Relief Fund to support storm, tornado victims

The North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) has activated its statewide Disaster Relief Fund to support relief efforts related to the April 16 tornadoes and storms that created devastation in more than 20 counties in the central and eastern regions of the state, according to an announcement by Grants Board Chair Rodney E. Martin.

Credit card donations can be made online through the NCCF website via the “Give Now” button or under the “Giving” tab at nccommunityfoundation. org or by downloading a contribution form from the site and mailing or faxing it to NCCF offices. (The fax number is (919)828-5495. The form or checks can be mailed to NCCF at 4601 Six Forks Road, Suite 524, Raleigh, NC 27609). Designate your tax deductible gift for “Disaster Relief.”

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