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With a lot of help from Tony Angel, of Tony Angel Media, Macon County’s Economic Development Commission has a revamped website with a variety of new features designed to assist existing businesses in Franklin, while also promoting more investment in the area.

When the Economic Development Director, Tommy Jenkins, showcased the website’s new features to the EDC board last Tuesday evening, Feb. 21, members were impressed. “I think that’s the best economic development website I’ve ever seen,” said county manager Jack Horton.

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Keller Williams kicked off their new project to support the “Back Pack Program” with a $400.00 donation to Care Net. The program is to provide school children in need with meals for the weekend. The Back Pack Program has grown from 40 deliveries to local schools to over 400 every Thursday. Thanks to Marcia and Jon McGarity for starting the program and organizing volunteers and supporters to make this much needed program a reality.

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Victoria Stilwell to present at Mountain View Elem.

Macon County Animal Control (MCAC) and Homeless Pet Clubs welcomes Animal Planet Star and Host of “It’s Me or The Dog” Victoria StilWell to Franklin on February 23rd, at 3:30 p.m. at Mountainview Elementary.

Stilwell is traveling to Macon County to support the “Save A Life” campaign. While in Franklin, Stilwell will deliver her message about spay/neuter programs, responsible pet ownership, animal rescue, training tips and pets as a means to reduce bullying to 700 Macon County students, as well as a special presentation for community members.

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Many people think Habitat for Humanity Macon County NC (HFHMCNC) is funded by some type of government agency. Funding for Habitat for Humanity Macon County NC comes primarily through donation. We hold several fundraisers during the year.

On Feb. 25th, Rathskellers Pub and Coffee Haus is hosting a “Cabin Fever” fundraiser for us and we have the Annual Smoky Mountain Shrimp Boil every August. These along with private, corporate and church donations are what keep us running.

Another misconception is that we build houses and give them away. HFHMCNC does try to build one home a year, but sometimes it takes longer due to funding restraints.

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