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Twice a year Macon County Senior Games holds a flea market at the Macon County Community building on 441S across from the Whistle Stop Mall to raise money to help local residents compete at the state games in Raleigh.

On Sept. 7 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., vendors will be set up in the community building with deals on things from canned goods to household products.

"It is a fun event where vendors from all over come to join us in selling their treasures to a very enthusiastic public who are looking for some great deals," said Mary West, Senior Games flea market chairman. "The atmosphere is buzzing with activity, a bake sale and delicious food to replenish you to continue on your search for something you can't live without."


The parents of Elizabeth Crawford and Andrew Crabtree announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their children.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Maurice and Kim Crawford of Otto, and the granddaughter of Ray and Mildred Peak of Otto and Bruce and Pauline Crawford of Franklin.

The groom-elect is the son of Marcus Crabtree and Renee Payne, the grandson of Ruby and Ben Richards.


North Carolina Farm Bureau announced the awarding of its first Ag in the Classroom “Going Local” grant to Macon County teacher Thomas Shepherd, Mountain View Intermediate.

North Carolina Farm Bureau provides agricultural outreach grants to North Carolina teachers through its Ag in the Classroom “Going Local” program.

“There is no more valuable resource in North Carolina than our students and the teachers charged with their education,” said Larry Wooten, president of North Carolina Farm Bureau. “Through this program, our state’s farmers are investing in the future generations that will lead North Carolina, as well as the future of agriculture—the top industry in the state.”


Fueled by the news that Macon County is losing teacher assistants because of more than $300,000 in additional cuts from the state, educators, parents and concerned members of the community gathered at Franklin High School Friday afternoon to participate in a "Walk4Education." With a joint theme of thanking Macon County commissioners and members of the Board of Education for their dedication to education and protesting the lack of commitment on the state level, dozens of community members marched from Franklin High School to Town Hall and back.

Joan Maki, who has served Macon County in the past as an educator helped organize the event.


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