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The Friends of the Rickman Store are inviting the community to a special and unique presentation by Charles Coburn from the Scottish Tartans Museum on Saturday, Aug. 29, at 11 a.m. at the historic Rickman Store. Refreshments and musical entertainment will follow the presentation.

Continuing with the series on Secrets Gems in Cowee as part of the 90th Anniversary of the store, the Friends of the Rickman Store are sharing with visitors the many gifts and talents of members of the community. This time “Chuck” Coburn will share stories and answer the frequently asked questions, “How did the Scots come to North Carolina?” “Why do we have a Scottish Museum in Franklin? Are there really many folks here of Scottish descendants?”

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The Folk Heritage Association of Macon County partnered with the Macon County Heritage Center at Cowee School to present Macon County Heritage Day last Saturday.

The first ever Heritage Preservation Award was given to former commissioner Bobby Kuppers who was instrumental in the establishment and developing the Historic Cowee School.

A second Heritage Preservation Award was presented to Paul Carlson who was recognized for his work in the development of the Land Trust for the Little Tennessee (LTLT).

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Macon Aero Modelers hosted an AMA National Model Aviation Day Celebration event on Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Otto Aerodrome with proceeds to benefit Macon TRACS.

Activities included RC flight simulators, introductory RC flight training, and many demonstrations of Aerobatic Giant Scale RC aircraft, Scale War Birds, Helicopters, and Smaller Park Flyers by its member pilots.

 

 

 

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Topics included prevention and available resources.

The Macon County community continues to rally around the local homeless population as a symposium was held Tuesday night at the county's community building.

Bob Bourke of Macon New Beginnings led the meeting, which was intended to gather information and bring local organizations and stakeholders together to see how a collective solution can be reached in order to solve the county's homeless population.

The most recent survey done on the homeless in Macon County reports that about 24 people are homeless. That number is approximate, as it is a challenge to know the actual number of people who are homeless.

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