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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.


The American Red Cross is offering an incentive to donate blood or platelets this month. The campaign, which runs through March 31, gives each person who presents to donate blood or platelets with the Red Cross an opportunity to enter a drawing for the chance to win one of two pairs of roundtrip Delta Air Lines domestic tickets. The following blood drives are scheduled in your community:

— Thursday, March 3 - Franklin Community Blood Drive at First Baptist Church , 69 Iotla Street, Franklin, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Call (828)369-9559 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins welcome; appointments preferred.


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