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Students in the spring break daycare at Macon Program for Progress were treated to an Easter Egg Hunt on a breezy Wednesday morning at the Macon County rec park.

Parents pitched in for the event and the children decorated their “baskets” with crayons and Easter stickers.

After all the eggs were found, students played on the playground before heading back to the center.

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Three members of Franklin's Rotary Club joined three other area Rotarians earlier this month on a trip to Nicaragua to complete a desperately needed service project. As part of a six-person contingent, Franklin Rotarians traveled to Esteli, Nicaragua, to take part in the early construction stages of a foot bridge that would provide access across a river that became impassable during the height of the rainy season. After completion of the bridge, the once isolated villagers will be able to get to medical support, school, and be able to bring their produce and crafted goods to local markets so they can make at least a basic subsistence.


The parents of Crystal Nicoal Casner and Caleb Bruce McMahan would like to announce the upcoming marriage of their children.

The bride-elect is the daughter of James and Shelli Allen of Otto, and the granddaughter of Art and Doreen Kent of Franklin and Ron and Paula Casner of Bradenton, Fla.

The groom-elect is the son of Jeff and Sandy McMahan, the grandson of Bruce and Pauline Crawford and Lois Shepherd all of Franklin.


Tommy and Brenda Pangle of Franklin, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffany Lynn Pangle, of Lincolnton, N.C., to Daniel Paul Niehoff, also of Lincolnton, the son of Darryl Niehoff of Icard, N.C., and Pamela Niehoff of Statesville, N.C.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Evelyn Pangle and the late Thomas Harry Pangle and Sophia Holland and the late Ernest Holland of Franklin. She attended Western Carolina University and is employed at the Lincoln County Health Department in Lincolnton.

The groom-elect is the grandson of Adolph and Joyce Niehoff of Montgomery, Ala., and Marjorie Kilpatrick and the late Howard Kilpatrick of Charlotte, N.C. He graduated from N.C. State University in Raleigh, N.C., and is also employed at the Lincoln County Health Department.


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