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The Macon County Democratic Women hosted a forum for Democratic candidates vying for the party’s nomination to run for the 11th Congressional District, a seat currently held by Congressman Heath Shuler.

Candidates Hayden Rogers, Tom Hill and Cecil Bothwell attended the forum to meet with voters and hopefully gain support for the May 8 primary election.

 

 

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Justin Conley and Corey Duvall, two Macon County residents, were recognized for their dedicated involvement in politics at the statewide Young Democrats and College Democrats of North Carolina (YDNC) 2012 Convention, which was held Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1, in Charlotte. Being founded in 1928, YDNC has the distinction of being the oldest Young Democrats chapter in the country.

YDNC is organized at the county level and active membership is open to any Democrat under the age of 36.

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Macon County sees $24,000 less in federal funding.

During a joint meeting of the Macon County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education, Superintendent Dr. Dan Brigman informed commissioners that the school district received $178,286 in funds from the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act (SRSCA).

Because of the uncertainty surrounding reauthorization of the SRSCA by Congress, Macon County and other rural counties across the country are experiencing a decrease in funds, which puts most districts in a bind.

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The memories and lore surrounding a white flower with six petals once so common in the Cullowhee valley that it was called the Cullowhee lily have inspired Western Carolina University alumni and community members to bring the flower back.

The WCU Alumni Association, the Office of the Chancellor and WCU Facilities Management grounds crews are partnering to reestablish the Cullowhee lily in the community, starting with the WCU campus. Organizers of the initiative, which is still in early planning stages, are seeking additional partners and supporters, and plan to link the effort to the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, said Susan Belcher at a luncheon held Wednesday, March 28, as part of the celebration of her husband’s installation as WCU’s 11th chancellor.

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