25th Annual Leaf Lookers GEMBOREE :: Friday, October 17 - Sunday, October 19 at the Macon County Community Building

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Leah Gober of Clayton, Ga., and John Young of Highlands have earned the distinction of Faculty Honors for Fall 2013 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 4.0 academic average for the semester.

Georgia Tech is one of the nation's leading research universities, providing a focused, technologically based education to more than 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Institute has many nationally recognized programs and is ranked in the nation's top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. For more information, visit www.gatech.edu.

Wofford College student Nancy M. Ford, a member of the class of 2016 from Sylva, is studying abroad in Nicaragua during Interim 2014.

Interim permits students and professors to concentrate for the month of January on a single study project of his or her choosing. Interim projects are designed to move beyond traditional classroom courses and teaching methods, to consider important topics in relevant ways and places, to observe issues in action, to develop capacities for independent learning, and to encourage the responsible self-direction of educational development.

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Donations will be collected at Western Carolina University’s home men’s basketball game in Ramsey Regional Activity Center at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, to assist people who lost their jobs at three Cullowhee businesses that closed after a November fire.

No one was injured in the Nov. 21 blaze that damaged the building that was home to Subway of Cullowhee, Rolling Stone Burrito and the Mad Batter Bakery and Café, but the building and businesses had to close, which directly affected more than two dozen employees.

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When Southwestern Community College officials and students spoke last month about the extreme need for more scholarship funding, the message struck a chord with Vic and Margaret Perry.

That’s why the lifelong Macon County residents recently pledged $1,500 to the Student Success Campaign – an effort by the SCC Foundation to bridge the gap between scholarship need and availability.

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