61st Annual Macon County Fair :: September 17-20 @ Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center - 441 South, Franklin, NC

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Cuts threaten programs, salaries and jobs

Last Thursday, faculty and staff at various schools around Macon County showed their support for public eduction by wearing red. The symbolic dress was part of a statewide action initiated by the North Carolina Association of Educators and meant to raise awareness and send a message to state legislators who had just returned for the new session of the General Assembly.

“We want parents and residents of Macon County to know that public education is under attack,” said Shelley Marshall, a teacher at Union Academy and president of the Macon County Association of Educators, the NCAE’s local affiliate.

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On Friday, Jan. 28, the following students received their diploma from Union Academy: Anthony Bryson, Samantha Gravitt, James Mayhorn, Destiney Moore, Kurt Tastinger and Jakob Townsend.

The graduates and guests were welcomed by principal Kris Reis.

Guest speaker was Dr. Dan Brigman, who also presented the graduates with their diploma.

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Prospective college students can get a taste of what campus life is all about as Western Carolina University holds Open House on Saturday, Feb. 19.

Open House gives students and their families a chance to tour the campus, including classrooms, residence halls, the library and WCU’s new Campus Recreation Center. Faculty members will be on hand during an information fair to discuss academic opportunities and career interests, and representatives of student groups will be available to talk about extracurricular activities on campus.

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Educational technology expert David Warlick will deliver a free public presentation at Western Carolina University on Friday, Feb. 4, centered on how teachers can use today’s technology and information environment to improve student learning.

Warlick, an international consultant and published author who has been a classroom teacher, district administrator and technology director for the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, will present “Harnessing the Perfect Storm” at the A.K. Hinds University Center theater at 2 p.m.

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