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With nine days to go until early voting is over in North Carolina, voters have taken to the polls to cast their ballots by the thousands for the 2012 election. As of Wednesday morning, so far across the state, 816,015 early ballots have been received, which amounts to 418,340 registered Democrats, 246,830 registered Republicans, 150,536 unaffiliated voters, and 1,416 Libertarians who have voted to date.

When the polls opened for the first day of early voting, there was record turnout across the state. According to Macon County's Board of Election director Kim Bishop, Macon County saw 806 voters on opening day, which is up by 76 votes compared to the 2008 election. A total of 3,452 people —1,170 Democrats and 1,399 Republicans, 876 Unaffiliated, and seven Libertarians have cast their ballots in Macon County.


The Blaine Family reunion was held Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Louisa Chapel Fellowship Hall.

Pictured are (Front row) Morris Case, Betty Penland, Mary Hitt, Joanne Moffett, Max Moffett, Jean Setser; (second row) Barbara Blaine, Virginia Boyd, Donna Owens, Sylvia Ramsey, Sarah Ruth Bauman (age 97.5), Bud Sales, Joanne Brown, Janice Peak; (third row) Kristi Sullivan, Peggy Whitaker, Judy Neely, JB Brown, Randal Peak; (back row) Charlie Blaine, Margie Blaine, Edwin Blaine, Bud Shope, Kay Fisher, Karen Fisher, Norma Fisher, Alice Fisher, Gerald Fisher and Don Fisher.

The Clarks Chapel Community Club invites the public to the rededication of the historic Angel Cemetery Saturday, Oct. 27, at 10:30 a.m.

The reclaiming and restoration of the cemetery has been a cooperative effort of the community club and the Macon County Board of Commissioners.

The Angel Cemetery was established by the William Angel family in 1833. Through the years, the cemetery was maintained by the Angel family and the surrounding land owners. The cemetery contains about 20 gravesites.


It is seldom that our nation's war heroes are honored while they are still living. It is all too often that we hold memorials for those who dedicated their lives to defend our country. Macon County Board of Commissioners, joined by the Franklin Town Aldermen took it upon themselves to make sure that one of the communiy’s heroes received the thanks he deserved, while he was still able to enjoy it. Last Friday, government leaders, veterans and community members gathered at the Veterans Memorial Park to honor one of Macon County's heroes, Nathan B. Henry.


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