61st Annual Macon County Fair :: September 17-20 @ Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center - 441 South, Franklin, NC

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The Guffey/Guffie reunion was held Sunday, July 22, for descendants of brothers Ed and Sam Guffey of Macon County who married sisters Lillie and Dovie Buchanan of Jackson County.

More than 90 members from both families attended the event, including the only surviving son of Ed and Lillie Guffey, Zeb Sr. age 101.

Zeb's surviving sister Lillian Guffey Russo, age 93, is in an assisted living facility in New York.

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The 25th Annual First United Methodist Church Bazaar will be held on Friday, July 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, July 28, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center on Hwy 441 South.

The profits raised will fund church missions.

Photo by Vickie Carpenter

 

 

The long-time Pastor of the Victory Baptist Church on Cowee Mountain, Benny Bagwell, has decided to step down as Pastor after 23 years due to the stress of the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Bagwell will preach his final sermon as Pastor on this Sunday, July 29, at the 11 a.m. service.

Pastor Bagwell and his wife, Beth, came to Victory following a 15- year career in the Christian School ministry. Under his leadership the church has built five buildings and is nearing completion of the largest building of all which is the new church sanctuary. The attendance has grown from a beginning of 45-50 to an average of more than 300 for several years with some high days around 375. More than 400 new Christians have been baptized in the creek during his ministry. The missions program has expanded from supporting eight missionaries to now supporting more than 70 missionaries with the monthly giving to missions more than $12,000 per month.

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The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership has announced its 2012 Heritage Grants Program, which will provide funding for projects that preserve, interpret, and promote Western North Carolina’s rich agricultural, craft, Cherokee, music, and natural heritage. These five legacies earned the region a Congressional designation as a National Heritage Area in 2003.

“Western North Carolina is such a special place to live and to visit,” says BRNHA Executive Director Angie Chandler. “Our grants help preserve our heritage while boosting visitor spending and other investments in our towns and communities.”

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