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State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) Folk Figure members via the SECU Foundation, presented a $10,000 four-year college scholarship to Dustin Bradley Bryant, a senior at Nantahala High School. Dustin is the son of Paul and Shannon Bryant. This scholarship was awarded for study at Appalachian State University, part of North Carolina’s 16-campus University of North Carolina System.

Funded solely by Credit Union members and given based on SECU’s philosophy of “People Helping People,” the scholarship recognizes the recipient’s community involvement, leadership skills, character and integrity, as well as scholastic achievement. The scholarship is provided for tuition and university approved educational expenses over eight consecutive semesters.


Representatives from the Franklin Garden Club, Nan Noyes (left) and Susan Parrott, were honored to present the 2014 Horticultural Scholarship to an outstanding Franklin High School senior.

The winning recipient, Sierra Peppers will major in horticulture this fall as a freshman at Haywood Community College.




Macon Program for Progress is participating in the Summber Food Service Program.

Meals will be provided to all children without charge.

The following sites will provide a meal daily beginning June 16:

– Children’s Discovery Center, 185 Sloan St., 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. through Aug. 15 Contact Terri Slavens, (828)369-7021.

view the rest of the sites after the jump!


On Tuesday, June 17, the Class of 2014 walked across the stage to receive their diplomas and their pass into the next phase of life. Graduation was held at the Ramsey Center on the campus of Western Carolina University.

Seniors Margaret McAllister – Salutorian; Jessie Palmer – Valedictorian; and Laura Norton – Senior Class President, spoke to the crowd before the commencement address was given by retired school teacher, poet, author and storyteller, Ms. Pattie McClure.

“Life's highway is not always an easy highway to travel,” she warned the students but assured them that despite the ups and downs, that they are in control.


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published: 10/18/2013
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