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Several Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), who work in the accounting department at Drake Software, recently coordinated a CPA Day of Service to assist Macon County’s CareNet in organizing supplies for those in need. Four students from Western Carolina University also participated in this day of service. Together, the volunteers packed more than 300 bags of food that will be distributed to hungry kids in Macon County. They also packed boxes of food for needy families, stocked shelves in the CareNet food pantry, helped organize office files, and sorted pantry items.


For over 50 years the Macon County Humane Society has been working as advocates for the community's furry residents. The non-profit shelter first opened in 1962 with the mission of providing Macon County with a no-kill shelter for homeless cats and dogs. For the past 51 years, the Humane Society has been operating on public donations, community support, and with an incredible network of volunteers to keep the facility open.

From January 1 to August 20 of this year the humane society has provided shelter for 90 new cats/kittens and 160 dogs/puppies.


Franklin native Dan Collins will be at Books Unlimited on Saturday, Oct. 12 to sign copies of his book, "The ACC Basketball Book of Fame," a book praising the greatest players in conference history.

As a longtime sports columnist for the Winston- Salem Journal, Collins has covered every ACC tournament since 1974. Throughout his career, he has been exposed to some of the greatest players to enter college and professional basketball. Collins' history with the ACC also makes him the perfect person to develop the first ever ACC Hall of Fame. To start, Collins developed an objective system by collecting and assigning numerical values to All-ACC voting and other awards and accolades. But what resulted is more than just a list of players. Each player profile is filled with fun facts and stories that will surprise and delight even the most devout ACC fan. Collectively, the profiles provide a wellrounded history of the conference, celebrating its past while setting the scene for its newest additions.


The Hospice House Foundation (HHF) continues to get closer to its goal of raising $3.8 million. This past weekend, a fundraiser was held to benefit the Hospice House that will be located on Maple Street here in Franklin in hopes of achieving the goal that would allow them to match the $1 million challenge grant that the State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Foundation has given the organization.


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