Macon County Humane Society presents SUPER ADOPTION DAY! :: Saturday, April 26 from 11am - 4pm at the Macon County Fairgrounds

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The Macon County Community Garden Committee is now taking applications for garden space in the 2014 Community Garden. Spaces are 500 square feet each and are limed and tilled. Gardeners must supply their own fertilizer, seeds and plants and agree to abide by garden regulations. There is a charge of $25 per garden spot.

It is requested that a portion of each gardener’s produce be donated to Macon County Care Net. In the past five years, the community garden has provided a substantial amount of fresh vegetables to Care Net for distribution.

For an application or more information, call North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Macon Center, at (828)349-2046.

Artists in all media are wanted for an October show featuring historic sites in Macon County. This will be a juried show, and cash prizes will be offered.

A grant from the Jim McRae Endowment for the Visual Arts will support the project. The Association for the Visual Arts (AVA), a group formed to help direct the endowment’s activities, is sponsoring the art show with the assistance of the Macon County Historical Society.

“We are still working on the details, but we wanted to let artists know about this opportunity, so they can start working on their projects,” said AVA spokesperson Barbara McRae. “We want the show to provide high visibility for art and artists, and hope it will become an annual event in Macon County.”


The Macon County Public Library had a special guest appearance on Monday by Ringling Brothers circus clown J-Man. He read the story "Olivia Goes To The Circus" then entertained the kids with juggling, magic tricks and other clown antics.

The visit was a part of the Reading with Ringling Bros. program. Through the program children who read five books can receive a free child's circus ticket.

The circus will be at the U.S. Celluar Center in Asheville May 8 through May 11. For more information, call the Macon County library at (828)524-3600.


Thirteen-year-old Michael Vargas watched his mother, Laura Vargas endure one chemotherapy treatment after another to combat breast cancer. He decided that he not only wanted to do something to lift her spirits, but to do something positive for all cancer patients in his community. Thus was born Stellar, a mean, lean, cancer fighting machine. Fully decked out in armor and a radiation gun as an arm, Michael created a robot design to help his mother tackle cancer.

Not only did Michael’s design inspire his mother, but it inspired the community. Angel Medical Center teamed up with the Vargas to create shirts sporting Stellar that could be sold with profits going to benefit AMC’s new cancer center.


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