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Bataan Death March survivor honored with medallion

The Macon Country Republican Party hosted a bi-partisan round-table for Justice Paul Newby, North Carolina Supreme Court. The event was held at the Boiler Room in Franklin on Thursday, July 26. Representatives from various sectors of the community were represented.

Justice Newby is running for re-election for another eight-year term. After the round-table he was the guest speaker at the Republican Party's Summer meeting, also at the Boiler Room. Approximately 90 people attended. Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby was introduced by District Judge Donna Forga. Pastor Steve Reeves delivered the Invocation.


Board members of the Judy Moore Scholarship Endowment Committee have announced that two scholarships for $1,000 each have been awarded to Courtney Dryman and Stephanie Morgan. Awards are given for tuition, books, room and board and any other directly related educational expenses to candidates who are enrolled in Nursing degree programs.

Dryman, the daughter of Sam and Cindy Dryman, will graduate from Western Carolina University in 2013. Her career goal is to work in Women’s Health Labor and Delivery.


Franklin’s Main Street Program working to improve downtown

One of the Main Street Program’s primary goals has always been to make Franklin's downtown more beautiful, comfortable, and inviting to visitors and locals alike. When Main Street Program's design committee visited nearby Main Street towns to see what improvements they are working on, they recognized the need for new benches that all have the same look in Franklin's downtown to improve the overall appearance while providing, comfortable functional space for people to relax on Main Street.


Re-sale store, annual Shrimp Boil are major sources.

Macon County Habitat for Humanity recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of operation for its resale store in Franklin. The Habitat ReSale Store is one of several sources of funding for projects conducted by the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Profits from the store sales are plowed into conducting housing rehabilitation projects in Macon County and for operating the local organization.

The store is located at 56 West Palmer Street in Franklin and is one of the premier non-profit repurposing stores in the area, said Debby Westerman. Clothing, furniture and household goods are located in the front portion of the store, which is managed by Margaret Smoot, while Phil Rumans manages the construction material warehouse in the back of the facility.


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