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

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Second annual ‘Walking with Spring’ Photography Contest

In celebration of Franklin being recognized and designated as an Appalachian Trail Conservancy Community, the Macon County Public Library is sponsoring its second annual photography contest “Walking With Spring.”

Photographs of hikers, landscapes, or nature, as long as it is taken on the Appalachian Trail, are accepted.


We the Kings will perform in concert with special guest Ryan Cabrera at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17, in the A.K. Hinds University Center Grandroom on the campus of Western Carolina University.

The concert is sponsored by WCU’s Last Minute Productions, a student-run entertainment and activity planning organization at WCU.


CULLOWHEE – Tickets will go on sale Monday, Feb. 28, for a concert featuring two up-and-coming acts in the world of country music appearing soon at Western Carolina University. Eric Church will be performing live with special guest The Band Perry at WCU’s Ramsey Regional Activity Center at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 14.

Church, a native of Granite Falls, is quickly developing a devoted following with his lyrically honest, guitar-driven country music. Already a passionate songwriter at age 13, Church continued composing and performing his music all the way through his college years, after which he moved to Nashville with the hopes of launching a singing career.


If you have ever wondered how beautiful stained glass is made, Fire and Light Glass Studio owner John Phillips can tell you. Not only can he tell you, he can teach you everything there is to know about art glass and welcome you into his studio to learn how to create works of art using stained glass or fused glass methods.

Located just off Highway 441S in Otto, Phillips opened his 2,200 foot studio six years ago after moving from Duluth, Ga., where he started his glass business in 1980. Phillips decided to move to Otto and into a much smaller studio so he could slow down and relax a bit.


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