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Franklin Rotary Club President Susie Ledford presents Pam Collins, New Century Scholar coordinator with Macon County Schools, a check for $500 for the New Century Scholar (NCS) program.

The New Century Scholar program starts in the 7th grade and provides support and incentive for these young people to continue their education. Students participating in the program are chosen by a committee of teachers and administrators.

The program provides tuition support, up to five semesters, at Southwestern Community College. This program promotes academic excellence and increases college attendance rates in Western North Carolina.

Funding comes solely through local community support. Rotary is a worldwide network of 34,000 clubs comprised of inspired individuals who translate their passions into social and educational causes that changes lives and improve communities.

School’s out and it is time for 4-H summer activities. Macon County 4-H is now registering youth 5-18 for 4-H Summer Relief. A wide array of fun summer classes are being offered from hiking to Cupcake Wars, building stomp rockets, crafts and exploring Macon County.

4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization, with six million members across the United States. Here in Macon County, 4-H has 12 clubs that meet on a monthly basis.

Interest areas span from archery and shooting sports to chess, crafts and livestock. This month 4-H has started three new youth clubs: a Junior Gardeners Club, a Youth Poultry Club and a Scrapbooking Club. All clubs are for 5- to 18-year-olds and meet once per month.


Macon County non-profit organizations have until July 31, 2015, to apply for county funds through the Macon County Community Funding Pool (CFP). Application forms and instructions are available on the Macon County website, www.maconnc.org, or may be picked up at the Macon County Public Library on Siler Farm Road in Franklin, the Hudson Library on Main Street in Highlands, and the Nantahala Public Library on Nantahala School Road.

Organizations applying for CFP funds must provide financial statements such as budgets and federal tax-exempt reports, organization goals and objectives and program/service descriptions.


Get ready for a spectacular 4th of July as the Franklin Chamber of Commerce finalizes plans for the largest annual Independence Day celebration in Western North Carolina. The 4th of July Fireworks & Fun Day will be held at the Macon County Veterans Memorial Recreation Park just south of Franklin off U.S. 441 on Saturday, July 4. Activities will begin in the park at 1 p.m. and conclude at dark with one of the largest fireworks shows in the area.

“We always work hard to make this a very special day for those who attend,” said Cindy Cavender, Special Events Coordinator for the Chamber. “Our plans are complete and the crowds can expect a spectacular day of fun and excitement for the entire family. The day will begin at 1 p.m. with lots to do including live entertainment, bungee jump, cornhole and horseshoe tournaments, the famous Plunger Toss and Bulls Eye Ball Drop.”


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