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Online content captures memories of local people.

How might a farmer of yesteryear in the Southern Appalachian Mountains have cured a bovine case of milk fever?

That and much more is captured in a series of oral interviews with the people of Western North Carolina now available online through Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library.

“Stories of Mountain Folk,” the first allsound collection released by Hunter Library, is available at their website. The collection’s interviews cover traditions, events and life stories of regional individuals including gardeners, herbalists, farmers, musicians, artists and writers. The archive is searchable by name, place and topic.

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Shaina Adkins assumed the position on June 4.

New CareNet Executive Director Shaina Adkins began work on June 4 as leader of the organization that serves Macon County residents who are underprivileged or suddenly find themselves in great need because of the trials of life.

“The opportunity to serve others through CareNet is a great privilege and I am humbled to be selected for this role,” said Adkins.

Prior to joining CareNet, Adkins was the American Cancer Society community manager for six eastern North Carolina counties. She was also a very active volunteer with the N.C. Pretty in Pink Foundation that provides financial assistance for breast cancer patients.

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The Uptown Gallery in Franklin held a special celebration to mark “50 artful years,” on Saturday, June 16.

The new summer exhibit was on display as artists and visitors partook of the refreshments and listened to music.

The Uptown Gallery is located on Main Street in downtown Franklin and is open Monday throught Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Iotla Valley Elementary honored former principals, teachers and staff members last month.

With the closing of the Cowee Elementary School, the students and staff wanted to open the doors for these educators to be honored.

The visitors were invited to have lunch and then a program was presented by the students.

Special thanks was offered to each of them for helping in making memories that will be cherished in the historic school building.

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