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Years ago a promise was made by Harry Wright in his will, that a small piece of the four-acre plot of land purchased by Charlie and Helen “Oopie” Wright (Wilson) in 1914 be set aside in memory of them. The years passed and no memorial was ever produced.

Two years ago Robert Wright, his son, and Linda Wright David, daughter of Chester Wright, got together with the one surviving daughter, Maxie Wright Duke, Vernon “Josh” Wilson, children and grandchildren of Grace Wright Watson and Thomas Barak Wright, to make that promise a reality.


G. Alan and Tricia G. Buckner of Franklin, announce the birth of their son, Rodman Ridge Buckner, on Aug. 13.

He weighed 5 lbs., 12 oz. and was 20.25 inches long.

He is the brother of Adrian and Marina Buckner, and the grandson of Rick and Betty Buckner of Weaverville, Rodman Middleton of Buena, N.J., and Judy Middleton of Franklin.





During the opening ceremony for Macon County's 60th annual agricultural fair, the Board of Directors took time to recognize eight individuals for their service and dedication to the fair.

Fair Director Jerry Sutton led a special presentation for Mike Corn, who has made it possible for the last seven years for Macon County's FFA (Future Farmers of America) to show cows at the fair.

This year, Corn provided 16 animals for the students of the FFA.


According to Feeding America, an organization geared toward combating hunger in the United States, one in six Americans face hunger everyday. In 2011, 50.1 million Americans lived in food insecure households, 33.5 million adults and 16.7 million children. With 2011's national food insecurity average being 14.7 percent, seven states exhibited statistically higher household averages including North Carolina which stood at an overwhelming 17.1 percent. That means 17.1 percent of people across North Carolina have food insecurities and uncertainty about where their next meal will come from.


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