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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The Franklin High School Lady Panthers soccer team turned heads this season in the Western North Carolina Athletic Conference when they posted an undefeated season and captured the WNCAC championship for only the second time in school history.

The team ended their season with a playoff loss last Wednesday in a crushing defeat to Fred T. Foard High School who entered the first round of the NCHSAA as a No. 3 seed. The Panthers lost 3-0. Regardless of the outcome, the team still has plenty to be proud of.

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Unsinkable Matt Kenseth capped a banner week for unsinkable Joe Gibbs Racing with a victory in Saturday night's Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway with a substitute crew chief on his pit box— the unsinkable Wally Brown.

The past four days could hardly have been better for JGR, with Wednesday bringing a substantial reduction in penalties on appeal for an engine infraction April 21 at Kansas. On Friday, Gibbs cars ran 1-2-3 in the Nationwide Series race at Darlington, and the organization followed that Saturday with a 1-2 finish from Kenseth and Denny Hamlin in the 11th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season.

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Seniors compete in events for a chance at state level.

Macon County Senior Games are under way in Franklin. Seniors 55 and older compete in various games for the chance to go to Raleigh and compete on the state level. Among the official events being offered are basketball shooting, softball throwing, bowling, bocce, billiards, croquet, track events, shuffleboard, spin casting and more.

For those leaning toward performing on a stage instead of an athletic field, the Silver Arts category showcases visual, heritage, literary and performing arts.

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TALLADEGA, Ala. — In the type of stunning victory that has typified racing at Talladega Superspeedway since its inception, David Ragan led an extraordinary 1-2 finish for Front Row Motorsports, which had never won a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race before Sunday.

David Gilliland pushed Ragan, his teammate, to the lead on the final circuit in a green-white checkered-flag finish that took Sunday's Aaron's 499 four laps past its scheduled distance of 188 laps. Gilliland came home second, followed by pole sitter Carl Edwards, Michael Waltrip and series leader Jimmie Johnson.

As Ragan put it, two Davids beat the Goliaths of NASCAR racing in one of the sport’s most unlikely finishes ever.

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