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A few days after seeing a bicycle for sale on a Facebook yard sale page that looked remarkably like the one Ann Antes got her seven-year-old son Cameron for Christmas, Ann realized that it was in fact her son's bike. Someone had stolen Cameron's bicycle and sold it for a some quick cash, $20, to be exact.

“Cameron and his dad came inside from attempting to play and Cameron told me his bike was not outside or in the shed,” said Ann. “My husband confirmed it was nowhere to be found. So after thinking on it a few days, I decided to post a small video of him riding it, with this plea:

"So recently my son's bike was stolen. It was posted here and on a few other yard sale sights. If you purchased this bike for the $20 that it was listed for I would gladly give your money back to you for the return of my baby boy's bike. This is all he ever has to do and he is sad it was taken. There is one thing on the bike that will prove it to be ours. Theft is so bad anymore. If there is a decent person left please pm me. Thank you."

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Students from across southeast visit Macon County

For the last quarter century, students from across the country have been signing up to participate in service projects in communities declaring themselves as 'World Changers."

An outreach ministry of Life- Way Christian Resources, World Changers has been spending summers for the last 25 years partnering with cities and their residents to complete much needed construction projects ranging from painting houses to putting on new roofs. The projects improve homes for the elderly, disabled, and for others who would not normally be able to do the work on their own, and comes at no charge for the community.

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A record crowd turned out Saturday for the 18th annual Sweet Corn Festival hosted by the All Saints Episcopal Church.

The annual event is held to raise funds for church outreach programs such as youth scholarships.

 

 

view more photos from the event after the jump!

 

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The rain held off just long enough for the Franklin Chamber of Commerce to thrill patrons on the Fourth of July with one of the largest fireworks displays in Western North Carolina.

Macon County’s Fourth of July Celebration kicked off on in Franklin Friday night with a concert perfomred by Mac Arnold & a Plate Full O’Blues, followed by a parade and fun downtown Satruday morning.

The celebration continued Saturday afternoonat the Macon County rec park with inflatables, much food, and fun for all ages.

The 5th annual Cornhole Tournment was sponsored by ServPro and organized by Blueridge Cornhole of Waynesville.

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