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Western Carolina University will open its doors to prospective Catamounts and their families as the university holds Open House on Saturday, Feb. 18.

Hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admission, Open House is designed to give interested students an insider’s view of what life is like on the WCU campus. Visitors will have an opportunity to tour the campus and residence halls, learn about the university’s wide array of academic programs and extracurricular opportunities, and find out the important details of topics such as financial aid.

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Macon Early College is starting the application process for the 2012-2013 school year. There will be a parent meeting in the cafeteria at Macon Middle School on Thursday, Feb. 2nd at 6:00 pm.

Another meeting will be held at Union Learning Academy on Monday, Feb. 6th at 6:00 pm. Parents may attend either meeting. Applications will be handed out to interested 8th graders at MMS and will be accepted thru Friday, Feb. 17th.

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by Catch the Spirit of Appalachia

It is the desire of Catch the Spirit of Appalachia to support and encourage the youth of Jackson, Swain, Haywood and Macon Counties in honoring and preserving our local authentic Appalachian heritage. Therefore, Catch the Spirit of Appalachia, Inc. a Jackson County Heritage nonprofit organization wishes to provide three opportunities for a scholarship in the amount of $500 for “Appalachian Studies,” to be presented to three deserving seniors within four western NC counties: Jackson, Swain, Haywood and Macon.

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Proving that “Reading Matters in Macon County”

Community members throughout the county are teaming up to promote early literacy for children. From girl scouts to a member of the Board of Education, Maconians are joining together for the Read2Me – “Reading Matters in Macon County”, an initiative to put books in the hands of children beginning at birth and to teach parents the importance of reading to children at an early age.

Read2Me is a public awareness campaign geared towards encouraging the community at large to become highly invested in promoting children learning to read early in order to help all children realize their potential in school and in life.

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