25th Annual Leaf Lookers GEMBOREE :: Friday, October 17 - Sunday, October 19 at the Macon County Community Building

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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.


It was a heated battle like no other, but less bloody than most, as students waged a war over their knowledge of works of literature in a Battle of the Books.

“I think it’s cool. It gives you an opportunity to read. I’ve learned a lot about books,” said Highland Middle School eighth-grader Kenan Lewis.



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