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Andrew Raby and Brittney Burns of Franklin announce the birth of their son, Turner William Raby.

Turner was born on Thursday, May 30, at Medwest Harris in Sylva at 9:16 p.m. At 19 inches long, he weighed seven pounds, eight ounces.

Turner is the grandson of Teresa Burns of Whittier and the late William Burns III, and John Raby and Debbie Robb, both of Franklin.

 

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The N.C. Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors presented the 10th Annual Continuing Education Instructor of the Year award to Robert Dale Litten of Franklin at the North Carolina Electrical Institute Meeting last month.

Over the years, Litten has been a consistent resource for the electrical industry, serving as an educator and mentor to many electricians and contractors. He instructs continuing education courses approved by N.C. Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors. Litten’s courses are an asset to those in the industry and those who seek quality continuing education services. He was one of the first Continuing Education Providers and Instructors for the N.C. Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors that started in 1991.

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The Franklin Lions Club promoted a Celebrate Liberty Essay contest open to 11th grade high school students in Western North Carolina with the topic, “Is the United States of America Exceptional?” The students were also asked to include how it affects their liberty. The essays were between 350 and 500 words in length.

Franklin High School, Nantahala School, and Tuscola High School submitted entries. Christy Barton from Franklin won first place; Allie Dinwiddle from Tuscola High School came in second; and Dustin Bryant from Nantahala High School was awarded thrid place.

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Rotary Club of Franklin International co-director Sandy Frazier displays his Rotary District 7670 Service Above Self Award for his efforts with the organization's work in Panama.

The presentation was made at the Rotary District Conference in Concord, N.C. held in April.

Pictured with Sandy are his wife Elizabeth (C) and fellow Project Panama club champion Charles Wolfe from Sylva (R).

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