61st Annual Macon County Fair :: September 17-20 @ Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center - 441 South, Franklin, NC

- published 8/21 (Larry) old link: http://www1.cfnc.org/applications/NC_Community_College/apply.html?application_id=1527

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CONCORD, N.C. - After 389 laps in NASCAR’s motorsports marathon, the 54th running of the Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600 Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway came down to an 11-lap shootout--and Kevin Harvick won it.

Harvick pulled away during an 11-lap green-flag run to the finish to beat Kasey Kahne to the finish line by 1.491 seconds. The victory was Harvick’s second of the season, his second at Charlotte and the 21st of his career.

Kurt Busch ran third, followed by polesitter Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano. Ryan Newman, Tony Stewart, Clint Bowyer, Martin Truex Jr. and Marcos Ambrose completed the top 10.

On a night where the second half of the race produced non-stop action and plenty of contact, 10 spectators were injured when a TV camera drive line broke, three of them seriously enough to warrant transportation to a local hospital.

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The Lady Panthers saw their season come to an end last Friday night when they took on Fred T. Foard (22-5), losing to the Tigers for the third straight year. The team had hoped to avenge losses from the 2011 and 2012 seasons, but were unable to pull off the win, losing 2-1 in the third round of the state play-offs. Despite the loss, the team enjoyed a highly successful year posting a 15- 6 record overall.

“The Franklin High School softball team had a great season,” said FHS principal Chris Baldwin. “They represented us very well in the state playoffs, but Fred T. Foard has seemed to have our number for the past few years.”

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CONCORD, N.C. — The Brothers Busch won the first four segments of Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but Jimmie Johnson took the one that counted—the 10-lap dash to the finish—and continued to build his legacy, not to mentioned his bank account.

Speeding away from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne after a restart on Lap 81 of 90, Johnson won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series all-star exhibition race for a record fourth time, beating charging Joey Logano to the stripe by 1.722 seconds.

Kyle Busch, who won the second and third segments of 20-laps each, ran third, followed by Kahne and Kurt Busch. The elder Busch brother won the first and fourth segments and was first onto pit road before the final dash but exited fifth with a less-than-stellar pit stop.

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Annual booster club banquet closes out the year.

Franklin High School held its 31st Annual Athletic Banquet last Wednesday night at the high school gym. The FHS Athletic Booster Club hosted the event. Athletes, friends and family filled the gym floor and a set of bleachers in support of the honorees.

The school honored its Hall of Fame nominees as well. Former coach David Morgan, one of the nominees, coached football, track, cross country, golf, and baseball; served as the Athletic Director, and started the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at FHS.

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