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Smoky Mountain Chevrolet held a Rev-It-Up for the Vets event in August raising $6,752 for the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), American Legion, and the Vietnam Veterans.

Fund raisers included a car show where cars were entered for $10 each and tickets were sold for a Holland Grill, a $500 Carolina Junction Gift Certificate and two Coach purses.


Rev. Scott Eichelberger will be installed as senior pastor of First Alliance Church in Franklin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. Dr. John Stumbo, president of the Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination, will officiate.

In seeking a senior pastor, search committee members and elders were happy to find Rev. Eichelberger, who was the executive pastor of Cary Alliance Church in Cary, N.C., for the past five years. He interned there during the previous three years while at seminary.

“We are delighted to welcome Pastor Scott and his wife Lois to the community,” said Barry Bacon, vice chairman of the board of elders. “From initial interviews through their visit with the congregation, the leading of the Lord was clear.”



On Tuesday, Oct. 22, the Macon County Community Development Council held its annual awards dinner to recognize individual community development organizations and their accomplishments for this year. Representatives of each community organization spoke on the past year’s achievements and their future plans.

Community Development is a program facilitated by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. Its purpose is to create formal community organizations in individual communities that allow members to combine their efforts in an organized manner for the benefit of the community. The first Community Clubs in Macon County were formed in 1952. The Community Development Council consists of representatives from each of nine participating communities.


As owner of an automobile dealership, Andy Shaw supported a wide range of charitable causes.

Close friend Larry Hinton, who worked with Shaw for a dozen years, said one of those stood out as particularly dear to both him and Shaw over the years.

“Andy and I always agreed that our main focus would be to support education,” recalled Hinton, the dealership’s president and general manager. “He was a welleducated man with both an undergraduate and a law degree from Duke. He really pushed that focus on education.”


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