25th Annual Leaf Lookers GEMBOREE :: Friday, October 17 - Sunday, October 19 at the Macon County Community Building

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The League of Women Voters held its monthly forum at Tartan Hall of the First Presbyterian Church last Thursday. At this month's meeting, the league invited the Mayor of Franklin, Bob Scott and Town Manager Summer Woodard to discuss the current state of the town as well as the future of the town.

Scott kicked off the forum by taking to the podium and making a pitch for changing the titles of the Board of Aldermen and instead, like many other places in North Carolina, calling the board councilmen.

“This was a term that was created a long time ago. It means old men,” said Scott. “If you look at our board, it's pretty diverse.”

As for issues that may cause concern to the town within the next few years, he pointed to the state's recent move to eliminate privilege taxes that have previously been paid to local municipalities over the years.


Gary Bray (L) of the Rotary Club of Franklin receives the District Governor's pin from Current District Governor Ronnie Thompson.

Bray will serve as 2014-15 Governor for Rotary District 7670.

The ceremony was held at the 7670 District Conference in Greenville, S.C., June 20-22.






Sanford E. and Vickie Wilson Peek of Franklin celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on July 16. The couple was married in Gastonia on July 16, 1956.

Mrs. Peek is the daughter of the late Alonzo & Marie Wilson, and Mr. Peek is the son of the late Carl A. & Delphia Peek.

The couple has four children, Sanford E. Peek Jr., Melisa Peek Clemmons, Sharon Peek Mooring and Michael Peek; and eight granchildren, Tiffany Nichols, Caroline Dix, Ashley Clemmons, Michael Mooring, Jr., Brandon Peek, Samantha Mooring, Curtis Peek and Steven Peek.

Rare aircraft owner Dr. Jim Franks will present “My Life With a Staggerwing So Far” at the first ever Saturday afternoon meeting of Aviation Historical Society on July 19.

This adventure will involve a search, an unexpected discovery, a young son, and a plane long out of public view in a Macon Airport hangar. Designed in the early 1930s, it is one of the few classic Beech Staggerwing aircraft in existence.

The free program begins at 1 p.m. at the Macon County Airport near Franklin. The public is welcome.

For more information, contact Fred Alexander at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (828)506-5869.

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