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New Century Scholars (NCS) throughout Southwestern Community College’s service area were inducted recently during a ceremony on the Jackson Campus.

NCS is a community initiative to provide programming and opportunities for youth, starting in the seventh grade and serving them throughout middle school, high school and post-secondary education.

Students who successfully complete the program have the opportunity to attend SCC for five semesters without the cost of tuition and fees.


Shantel Knowles, a student at Lyndon B. Johnson Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center, has been nominated as a candidate for the 2012 Corpsman of the Year Award. To qualify for the award nominees have to be leaders in their community, role models, demonstrate civic engagement, and exceed the expectations of the Job Corps community.

Knowles is in the administrative systems vocational trade and is serving on several committees. She is a member of the “Green Team,” Center Certified Leader, and the Student Government Association president. Her teachers and supervisors say Knowles has a go-getter attitude and thrives in any leadership capacity.



Western Carolina University will open its doors to prospective students and their families as the university holds its first Open House of the fall semester Saturday, Oct. 29.

Hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admission, Open House is designed to give interested students an insider’s view of what living and learning is like on the WCU campus. Visitors will have an opportunity to tour the campus, 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.


During Tuesday’s continued meeting of the September Board of Education meeting, board members unanimously voted to adopt a board policy, which will become effective in the 2012/2013 school year. The policy will ultimately prevent Macon Early College (MEC) students from participating in sports at Franklin High School (FHS).

After the Macon County School system received notification from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) that there would be a realignment for 2013-2017, Superintendent Dr. Dan Brigman charged personnel director Dan Moore with contacting school systems in North Carolina who are in similar situations.


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