Hope McConnell, daughter of Elbert and Martha McConnell, received an award for academic excellence for Physics Science Education from Dr. Mesfin Woldeychannes at Western Carolina University.
McConnell is a senior at WCU.
The last issue of The Macon County News for 2013 will be published Thursday, Dec. 19.
Businesses who want to offer Christmas greetings to their patrons are advised to have their ad copy into the office by Friday, Dec. 13, at 5 p.m.
Call (828)369-6767 for more information.