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Holly Springs Baptist Church in Franklin will have a special guest this Sunday. Gospel Music artist Larry Gatlin will be sharing his testimony and performing during the morning worship service.

“We are really excited to have Larry Gatlin at Holly Springs Baptist Church this Sunday,” said Kevin Corbin, Holly Springs Music Director. “We want to invite the public to come out and enjoy his performance and hear to his testimony.”

Gatlin was raised listening to country and gospel music. Even since childhood, he and his brothers, Steve and Rudy have always sung and performed together.



The Brevard College Teacher Education Program announces that Kortney Conner was selected as the recipient of Alpha Delta Kappa’s Louise Dockery Memorial Scholarship.

Conner, a senior History major from Franklin, is pursuing a secondary teacher licensure in Social Studies at Brevard College. She is a four-year member of the women’s varsity volleyball team and served as captain during last year’s season. In addition to her athletic involvement at Brevard College, Conner also is a member of the honorary society Alpha Chi, serving as acting president for 2013-14, and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, a National Leadership Honor Society. Conner is a member of Brevard College’s Institute for Women in Leadership (IWIL), and has spent time in local schools mentoring and tutoring Transylvania County students.



Michael and Linda Goff celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 11, with their children and grandchildren.

The couple married in 1963 in Englewood, Fla.

They have three children, Brenda Hoglen, Tony Goff and Rodger Goff along with six grandchildren that were present to celebrate their special day.

The Department of Veteran Affairs celebrated its fifth year anniversary with a flag raising at its facility on Wayah Street on August 21.

The Franklin VA Clinic hosted the event which saw veterans and other members of the public gather for the celebration that was topped off with foods inside the clinic and a flag raising ceremony in front of the building. 

For years veterans had to travel to Asheville's VA clinic until the Community Based Outpatient Clinic was opened here in 2008. The clinic is estimated to serve about 3,500 veterans from the six westernmost counties of North Carolina.


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