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The teachers of Franklin High School have nominated the Mr. and Miss FHS Court for 2013. This year’s "Masquerade Ball" themed dance will be held in the FHS gym on Saturday, Feb. 16, where Mr. & Miss FHS will be revealed as voted on by the student body.

Photo by Vickie Carpenter

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Downtown Franklin merchants getting in on the action.

The winter months are the hardest on animals at Macon County's Animal Control. With the shelter at risk of overcrowding, even with the group of dedicated volunteers working to take care of all the dogs and cats that end up at the shelter, a need still exists for events and programs to help save the lives of unclaimed pets.

Volunteers Tammy and Ken Sigler have been diligently working with John Hook and Linda Sprinkles with Animal Control to develop programs that educate the community on the shelter...

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Club members help out with ‘A Case for Smiles.’

Deb Heatherly moved to North Carolina in 2002 and three years later, opened Deb's Cats N’ Quilts on East Main Street in Franklin. After a short stay in that location, she moved her shop to West Palmer Street where it can be found today.

The building that the shop resides in was originally Franklin's first Buick dealership back in the 1940s.

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Robert and Edith Belding, married in Oceanside, N.Y., on Feb. 7, 1948, are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. They resided in Hyde Park, N.Y. for 32 years and retired to Franklin, N.C. in 1986. They are both World War II veterans.

Mr. Belding served in the Navy and Mrs. Belding served in the Marines. Mr. Belding was the president of the Nantahala Hiking Club for two years and the director of the Franklin Consort for 25 years.

They have two children, Dianna Gilbert of Franklin, Jeff Belding of Albany, N.Y. and four grandchildren.

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