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

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Police chief Harrell takes advantage of photo op.

If you were strolling around the streets of Highlands last week, you may have been surprised to see the 39th president of the United States of America shopping in local boutiques and taking in the fresh mountain air.

President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, spent last week in Highlands for a little vacation while attending a fundraiser for Mercer University. Carter, who served as the governor of Georgia before serving as president of the United States from 1977 until 1981, has been a member of the Mercer University Board of Trustees since December 2012.

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Democratic candidate for N.C. Senate Jane Hipps was in town this week, meeting and greeting with constituents discussing issues important to North Carolinians including education, healthcare and fracking.

Pictured with Hipps are teachers and supporters, from left, Shirley Reynolds, Mildred Swafford, Evelyn Pangle, Hipps, Terri Hunter and Nancy Scott.

Photo by Betsey Gooder

The First United Methodist 27th annual bazaar will be held on Friday, July 25, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday, July 26, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the fair building at the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center on 441S.

Proceeds from the bazaar go to support mission work. Some of the programs that have benefited from the annual fundraiser are CareNet, Mountain Intermediate School, Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Center and the Rathbun Center in Asheville among others. The fundraiser also supports youth mission trips.

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In recent months, the treatment of veterans around the country has made headlines, and not necessarily for the right reasons. Excessive wait times, and lack of access to medical care have taken the forefront when it comes to veterans services. Franklin has the only VA clinic west of Asheville and serves veterans that would typically have to travel more than an hour to receive care.

Despite national attention to veteran care lacking in the country, Macon County is working overtime to ensure that local veterans are offered and receive the highest standard of care possible.

 

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