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Two foreign exchange students’ lives changed forever

Growing up in northwest Germany, in a little town called Kirchlengern, 16-year-old Anni usually celebrated her birthday with members of her family. This year, her 16th birthday came while Anni was here in Franklin as a part of the foreign exchange program while she studies at Franklin High School. Her host family and members of her soccer team gave Anni a surprise birthday that she is sure to remember for years.

Anni’s sweet 16 surprise in the states started off as it would have back home in Germany.

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On March 18, board members from REACH announced plans to begin a capital campaign that would bring in $300,000 to build a new domestic violence shelter. Those funds, coupled with a $900,000 grant from the state of North Carolina Housing Finance Agency for Supportive Housing will carry out the plans to have a new shelter by the end of 2015.

However, the state grant is dependent on the way the other funds are raised explained board member Cindy Trevathan.

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The MEC Prom was held this past Saturday, May 26 in Dillard, Ga. It was a night that appealed to all the senses: sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell.

Macon Early College students enjoyed getting dressed to the nines, dancing the night away, and eating exotic foods during the 2014 prom.

This year’s theme was ‘Midnight in Morocco’.

The prom committee covered the ceilings and walls with colorful fabrics, while ottomans, floor cushions, and genuine Persian rugs provided cozy seating.

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Mission of ministry is to simply feed the hungry.

On Saturday, May 3, teens and adults filled a storefront on Palmer Street to package meals for hungry children in Western North Carolina and beyond. The event was conducted by The Filling Station, a local non-profit organization that supports Kids Against Hunger.

It is estimated that 1 in 3 to 1 in 4 children in Macon County are food insecure and worldwide, a child dies of hunger every 6 seconds.

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published: 10/18/2013
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