11th Annual FRANKLIN FOLK FESTIVAL :: Saturday, July 19 from 9am - 4pm in Historic Downtown Franklin

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The Bob and Helen Carpenter Nursing Scholarship for this year was awarded to Edith Jennings and Katherine Sevigny. Each scholarship was for $1000.

The Franklin Rotary Club awarded the 2014 Roy Rickman Scholarship to Franklin High School senior Haley Jordan Williams. The scholarship is for $12,000 and is dispersed at $3,000 per year.



The prestigious P.E.O. STAR Scholarship, for the 2014-2015 academic year, has been awarded to Margaret McAllister, a senior at Franklin High School. The scholarship will be presented at the Franklin High School Scholarship Awards Ceremony on May 29. McAllister is the daughter of Patrick and Susan McAllister and was recommended for this scholarship by Chapter CL of Franklin. McAllister has been accepted and will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she will study speech therapy beginning this fall.

The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship based on excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, academics and potential for future success. The program is open to young women who are citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States or Canada and who are graduating high school seniors at the time of application. A student must be recommended by a P.E.O. chapter. Margaret is one of only 350 young women selected for this highly competitive international scholarship.

The P.E.O. Sisterhood, founded Jan. 21, 1869, at Iowa Wesleyan College, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, is an international philanthropic and educational organization that promotes increased educational opportunities for women. There are nearly 6,000 local chapters in the United States and Canada with almost 250,000 initiated members.


Fallen Western North Carolina Police officers were remembered at the annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony.

Al Caiata, Sergeant at Arms, of FOP Lodge #81, was Master of Ceremonies.

A roll call of the officers was given by Sgt. John Hook, with the tolling of the bell after each name by Larry Miller and Gery Keppen.

Piper Jean Hayes performed musical accompaniment.



A large group of very special athletes gathered at Macon Middle School, Friday, May 9, to compete in the 2014 Far West Regional Special Olympics, track and field competition. Two hundred twenty-two athletes representing Qualla Boundary, and Macon, Cherokee, Clay, and Graham counties competed in the day’s events. Another 348 caregivers, volunteers and other helpers provided assistance and support for the participants. Families, friends and spectators brought the total attendance to more than 1,000 people.

Excitement and anticipation of a great day of competition filled the arena as the crowd assembled in preparation for the day’s activities, with cloudy skies and a cooling breeze tempering the heat from the early part of the week.


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