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

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Franklin business owner addresses WCU conference.

Western North Carolina’s educational institutions must re-emphasize the importance of mathematical skills at all levels – from basic addition and subtraction to advanced statistics, analysis and predictive modeling – if mountain students are to succeed in the modern workforce.

That was the message hammered home Thursday, Sept. 19, by panelists during a discussion titled “Mathematics and the WNC Workforce: Voices of Business Leaders” at the opening of a two-day conference of WNC educators ranging from pre-kindergarten through the university level.

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Franklin resident Madison Brown told several dozen community leaders Tuesday evening how scholarship assistance from the Southwestern Community College (SCC) Foundation is helping her achieve her goal of becoming a paramedic despite a troubled childhood.

Another SCC student and Macon County resident, Cliff Burton, described how the foundation’s financial support is allowing him to find a new career pathway in criminal justice after the Great Recession dried up employment opportunities in his previous vocation as a land surveyor.

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More than 100 people gathered in Franklin High School's Fine Arts Center Monday night to listen to guest speakers regarding “The state of public education.”

In collaboration with Public Schools First in NC and Progress NC the Macon County chapter of the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) hosted the forum which featured NCAE President Rodney Ellis, former NC House Representative Patsy Keever, Macon County School Board Superintendent Dr. Chris Baldwin, school board chairman Jim Breedlove, Macon County Teacher of the Year Melissa Faetz, Jackson County Superintendent Michael Murray and WNC NCAE Director Rena Sutton.

The forum discussed the impact that state budget cuts have had on education.

Marne Harris has a job to do, and if she does it well, it means you will have a job too.

That's because Harris and her cohorts at Southwestern Community College have made it their mission to help the community's residents and students secure employment through the SCC Employability Lab and several additional workforce training programs. Despite the struggling economy and poor job market, they're committed to increasing job prospects for both the unemployed and underemployed throughout the region.

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