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Jylian Wilde, a senior Allied Health Biology major from Franklin, N.C., was the recipient of the Raymond Memorial Science Scholarship at Chowan University’s annual Awards Day. Wilde also represented Chowan University in the 2013 Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities.

The Raymond Memorial Science Scholarship, an endowed scholarship, is awarded to a returning biology student who is selected by the faculty of the Department of Biology as deserving. This scholarship is provided in memory of John W. Raymond Sr., and his son, Major John W. Raymond Jr., who was an Army dentist and summa cum laude graduate of Chowan in 1970.


Dylan Thomas Duvall, former resident of Franklin and 2009 graduate of Rabun Gap Nacoochee School, recently received an honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Sociology, with a minor in Spanish from the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

While attending St. Michael's College, Duvall served as both Athletic Director and Communications Director for the Student Government Union, as well as co-editor of the Grammateion, SMC's Fine Arts Journal.

Duvall is currently living and working in the greater Toronto area. He is the son of Rexanna Duvall and grandson of Marie Duvall, both of Franklin.

Macon County’s newly renovated pool is seeing quite a bit of action this summer.

Parks and Recreation director Seth Adams said the pool has experienced a significant increase in visitors stopping by to cool off.


Photo by Betsey Gooder


For students in the summer quilting class at Southwestern Community College, it’s not just about what they can get out of the course, it’s what they can do to give in the process. Instead of getting started on their own projects, the students chose to dedicate a full session to creating squares for the Quilts of Valor Project.


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