61st Annual Macon County Fair :: September 17-20 @ Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center - 441 South, Franklin, NC

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WNC Communities announces the winners of the 63rd Annual Honors Awards Program. A luncheon was held at The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa in Asheville on Saturday, Nov. 17, with more than 200 community leaders from 14 counties and the Eastern Band of Cherokee to recognize and reward exceptional community development programs across the mountains.

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The Federated Franklin Woman's Club held its installation of new officers Friday, Nov. 9, at the Boiler Room in the Factory. The installation ceremony was performed by the club founder, Jackie Hoffman for the new officers for their two year term.

Prior to the installation, the club members approved donations to young people and youth organizations in the community.

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Town Square colored purple for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day in Macon County

Draped in purple, with ribbons on their shirts, family and friends gathered on Town Square on Thursday evening to recognize Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day. As the fourth leading cause in cancer related death, pancreatic cancer stands as one of the deadliest cancers known to man. With little progress made in research in the last 30 years, 76 percent of pancreatic cancer patients die within the first year of their diagnosis and 95 percent of patients die within the first five years.

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Local organizations are volunteering their time on Thursday to provide warm meals to neighbors in the community.

Different churches such as the First Presbyterian Church in Franklin will be offering free meals to the public, which require no reservation. For the ninth year, on Thursday, from noon to 2 p.m., the community is invited to Tartan Hall on 26 Church Street in Franklin for a sit-down meal. Jim Jeary, who serves on the church's community relations team, said that the meal isn't focused on anything religion, but instead is a way for the church to give back to the community. “I think events like these do a world of good for the community, plus it helps get the church out there,” said Jeary. “We want to be able to offer a meal to those who may not be able to celebrate Thanksgiving and for those who may not get to see their families. Anyone who comes through our doors are treated just like family.”

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