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The Franklin High School Booster Club presented Todd Raby with a plaque to honor his father, Tom Raby for his achievements and induction into the FHS Hall of Fame in 2012 at Tuesday night’s Tom Raby Night.

The event served to spread awareness for Pancreatic Cancer and to raise funds to further research of the disease.

The former basketball player, coach, and principal passed away from the illness in 2002, but former players and others who knew him joined together on Tuesday night to remember his legacy.

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Mayor signs Hunger Awareness Proclamation

Mayor Bob Scott signed a proclamation that was brought before the Franklin Board of Aldermen on Monday night by the youth of First Methodist Church declaring February as Hunger Awareness Month.

This will be the 19th year that the youth of United Methodist have led the 30 Hour Famine to raise awareness of the issues of world hunger among the congregation and the community. Their goals are to collect money and food for CareNet to help address the need locally and collect money for World Vision to help address the need around the world. They will also work together with others in the area by doing “hands-on” projects related to hunger and poverty and as they do every year, they will go without food for 30 hours to learn more about what many experience every day.

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‘Purple Out’ event yields almost $3,000 for pancreatic cancer research

On Tuesday night the Panther Den was filled with a wave of purple to commemorate Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and Tom Raby Night during the basketball games. The evening was organized by the Ramsey family in order to raise money for the deadly disease and to remember the beloved FHS coach and principal.

Those in attendance were asked to wear purple and given the opportunity to compete in various games throughout the night like “Slam Dunk Cancer” shoot-outs and “Crazy for a Cure Quarter Contests.”

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Snowfall accumulations during the recent winter storm varied throughout Macon County with reports from anywhere from a half inch to some places recording nearly four inches.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation stayed busy clearing primary roads Tuesday, with crews reaching the secondary roads on Wednesday.

Division 14 of the NCDOT, which includes Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Polk, Swain and Transylvania counties, utilized 82 trucks and 246 employees to de-ice roadways.

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