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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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Taxpayers needing help filing their tax returns can make appointments to meet with trained AARP volunteers at The Jackson County Public Library in Sylva on Tuesdays, beginning February 14th and continuing until April 3rd. Appointments will be available on the half-hour from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday. To make a free appointment, please call the Jackson County Public Library at 586-2016. This is not a walk-in service— you must have an appointment. This service is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library.

Think spring and consider fruit-bearing plants in your landscape. The Macon County 4-H Council is taking orders for raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, and strawberry plants, grape vine, and peach, pear, cherry, and apple trees. These plants are bare root, except for blueberries, and come directly from the nursery. Place your orders by February 20 with Cooperative Extension at 193 Thomas Heights Road. Order blanks are online at macon.ces.ncsu.edu. Just drop off your order at the Agricultural Services Center. Plants will be available for pick-up March 7 and 8 at the Agricultural Services Center.

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The staff attorney for the Freedom from Religion Foundation, a national organization dedicated to preserving the Constitutional separation of church and state, has sent a second formal letter to Macon County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Dan Brigman, requesting that he “refrain from including religious references in email correspondence from your official public school account or on future blog postings.”

The letter from the nonprofit organization, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), is the second response Dr. Brigman has received this school year, the first letter being a direct response to the sermon delivered last June by Rev. Daniel “Cowboy” Stewart during a commencement address given at Nantahala School.

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