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Thomas and Genia Edmonds announce the marriage of their daughter, Hannah Katharine, to Benjamin James Fox, son of Stephen and Susan Fox Saturday, April 30, in the Oakland, California Temple.

A reception will be held in their honor Saturday, May 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 33 Pine Ridge Road on Hwy. 28, next to Shulers Country Store.

Friends are invited to attend and requested to RSVP at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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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