25th Annual Leaf Lookers GEMBOREE :: Friday, October 17 - Sunday, October 19 at the Macon County Community Building

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The Franklin Cross Country team will be hosting the Grayson Hall Memorial 5K race on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 9 a.m. at Tassee Park on the Little Tennessee Greenway in Franklin.

This is the seventh year for the Grayson Hall Memorial race, which raises money for a Franklin High School scholarship. The idea for the race was conceived by Tiffany Allen, a FHS graduate and cross country runner, as a tribute to a former classmate who was killed in a car accident. Yearly scholarships in his memory have been awarded.


Escape the confines of pavement for a fast-paced adventure along wooded trails and past lakes and mountains. Join the Western North Carolina Alliance for a guided mountain biking trip through the 15-mile Jack Rabbit Trail System in the Nantahala National Forest Saturday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Led by WNCA’s Education and Outings Coordinator, Joy Irby, bikers will learn about sustainable trail building, eat lunch on Lake Chatuge and experience the Fall as you fly past some of WNC’s most beautiful scenery. Beginners are welcome.

Cost is $10 for Alliance members; $20 for nonmembers. If you need a bike, the cost is $40 extra.


Franklin High School’s Senior Fall Sports athletes were recognized at half time of Friday’s record-breaking varsity football game. Sports that were highlighted were football, women’s golf, cross country, men’s soccer, cheerleading, volleyball and marching band. The tennis team was playing in the Regionals and will be recognized at a senior night ceremony for winter sports.

Senior Night was made even more memorable by the 56-0 win that leaves only one more win to clinch the conference title outright. The 10-0 record breaks the school start record and ties the consecutive wins record. Franklin’s last regular season game is Friday in Waynesville against the Tuscola Mountaineers.


CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University crowned Hannah Blanton queen and named Adam Ray king of the 2011 Homecoming Court during halftime activities at WCU’s football game against The Citadel on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Blanton, a junior from Forest City majoring in communication sciences and disorders, was sponsored by Balsam Hall Council. A 2009 graduate of Chase High School, Blanton is the daughter of Janet and Jack Blanton.

Ray, a junior from Cullowhee majoring in social science education, also was sponsored by Balsam Hall Council. A 2009 graduate of Smoky Mountain High School, Ray is the son of Deb and Chris Ray.


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