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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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Water and sewer lines operating below capacity.

The Macon County Planning Board was recently tasked with looking at some requests made by the Town of Franklin and the Town of Highlands in regards to some infrastructure issues. At the urging of the county commissioners, the board members took on the issues at last Thursday's meeting.

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In the Republican runoff election for the Jackson County Sheriff primary election, candidate Curtis Lambert defeated Jimmy Hodgins. The North Carolina Board of Elections website reported that out of 15,243 eligible ballots in Jackson County, 239 or 1.57 percent were cast.

Lambert, who, at 424 votes received the most votes during the May primary election, once again beat out Hodgins in the runoff with 129 votes. Although Lambert received the majority of the votes in May, he did not procure the 40 percent of votes needed to secure his place on the November ballot. Hodgins, who garnered 376 votes in May, requested the run-off election that wrapped up Tuesday night.

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