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

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At the upcoming Feb. 22 Ladies Night Out program, the topic will be Dental Health.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, Americans make about 500 million visits to dentists each year. In 2009, an estimated $102 billion was spent on dental services in the United States. Oral health is often taken for granted but it affects people of all ages. Good oral health helps us to speak, smile, smell, taste, chew, swallow and use facial expressions. Poor oral health leads to problems for millions of Americans each year.

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Stephanie Paige Berger, M.D. and C. Brian Case were united in marriage on Oct. 16, 2010, in Birmingham, Ala. Berger is the daughter of Dr. Fred and Lee Berger; Case is the son of Charles Case of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Jo Case of Naples, Fla.

A childhood friend of the bride’s father, The Honorable Robert S. Cohen of St. Louis, Missouri, officiated at the outdoor ceremony. The bride’s sisters, Jennifer Berger Brown and Amy Berger Richmond, were her Matrons of Honor, and Victoria Brown (Barrett), a childhood friend, was her bridesmaid.

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On Jan. 23, 53 Christians from Western North Carolina traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in the annual March for Life. The March for Life is the largest protest in our nation’s capital each year. It is held on or near Jan. 22, to coincide with the Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Roe v. Wade to peacefully seek to petition Congress for redress.

Marchers join with hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers each year from many religions, ethnicities and ages as they walk from the National Mall down Constitution Avenue to the steps of the Supreme Court.

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Friends of the Scottish Tartans Museum hosted Franklin’s version of Burns Night, a traditional feast celebrating the life and works of Scottish poet Robert Burns (born Jan. 25, 1759).

From the “haggis” ritual to the singing of the songs and the toasts to the laddies and the lassies, Burns Night is a celebration of the national poet of Scotland.

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