61st Annual Macon County Fair :: September 17-20 @ Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center - 441 South, Franklin, NC

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The theme for the Lenten Season of Renewal is “24 Hours That Changed the World” based on the book by Adam Hamilton. The public is cordially invited on Wednesday evenings beginning March 16 through April 13, for a time of fellowship and a meal from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. and then study from 6:15 to 7 p.m. Children will also be studying their own track of the same book.

Reservations for the suppers are required. Call the church office at (828)524-3010 to make reservations. Cost for the supper is $6 for adults and youth; $2 for children up to 5th grade.


The Franklin High School band has much to be proud of, as its members have been selected for two nationally renowned events–the Gator Bowl and the Forte Drum and Bugle Corps camp.

Gator Bowl

All 90 members of the Franklin High School Marching Panther Regiment have been chosen to go to Jacksonville, Fla., where they will attend the Gator Bowl college football game, along with its festivities.


Macon County’s March of Dimes March for Babies committee chair Jennifer Hollifield was presented with a plaque of appreciation by the Pisgah Division March of Dimes board honoring Hollifield’s 13 years of volunteer service and her dedication to saving babies.

The surprise presentation was made at the beginning of the committee’s regular meeting Thursday, Feb. 24, in the Macon County Public Health Center where Hollifield is employed as a Health Education Specialist.



The N. C. Community Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships, according to Sue LeLievre, Western Regional Associate. Scholarships are available for students meeting various eligibility requirements detailed by county on nccommunityfoundation.org, where applications also can be downloaded.

Deadlines for submitting applications vary by scholarship and also are posted on the NCCF website. Western counties include: Cherokee, Clay, Eastern Band of Cherokees, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Madison and Swain.


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