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For the second time in the last few months, State Superintendent Dr. June St. Clair Atkinson, the first woman elected State Superintendent of the Public Schools of North Carolina, travelled to Western North Carolina from Raleigh, this time stopping in Franklin.

Serving as State Superintendent since 2005, Dr. Atkinson understands the importance of improving teaching and learning, creating school environments that encourage student success, keeping education modern and relevant, and graduating every student career and college ready.

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With election day just four weeks away, the Macon County chapter of the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) held a forum for candidates vying for the open seats on the Board of Commissioners and Board of Education. Incumbent Commissioner Bobby Kuppers faced off against challenger Paul Higdon, while Board of Education incumbent Tommy Baldwin squared off against challenger Melissa Evans.

The forum was centered around the candidates thoughts on education in Macon County and their opinion on ways to continue improving the system to be able to provide the best resources for students. John deVille, vice president of Macon County's NCAE, served as the event’s moderator.

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With election day just five short weeks away, the Macon County chapter of the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) held a forum for candidates vying for the open seats on the Board of Commission and Board of Education. County Commission incumbent Bobby Kuppers faced off against challenger Paul Higdon, while Board of Education incumbent Tommy Baldwin squared off against challenger Melissa Evans.

The forum was centered around the candidates thoughts on education in Macon County and ways to continue improving the system to be able to provide the best resources for students. John deVille, vice president of Macon County's NCAE, served as the event’s moderator.

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Macon County Commissioner Ronnie Beale was sworn in as First Vice President of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) last month during the Association’s 105th Annual Conference, which was held in Wake County.

As NCACC First Vice President, Beale will work closely with the other members of the NCACC Executive Committee to guide the NCACC Board of Directors on legislative and administrative issues affecting counties throughout the year.

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