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The peak season for leaf lookers, by most accounts, hasn't set in just yet. The mountains that surround Macon County are still mostly green with hints of yellow and red showing through. Nonetheless, if you take a ride around the area you are likely to notice an increase in traffic as is usually the case this time of year as visitors from all around crowd the highways and winding mountain two-lane roads to see the colors as they come on more and more with each passing day.

Last weekend, visitors were treated to special event here in Franklin; the 25th Annual Leaf Lookers Gemboree at the Macon County Community Building.

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Starship starring Mickey Thomas, will perform in concert in the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin, North Carolina on Saturday, Oct. 25. Tickets starts at $20.

Thomas is the owner of the soaring voice that propelled Starship through the ’80s and ’90s. With his soulful and compelling vocals, Thomas has established himself as one of rock’s most recognizable stars.

This internationally acclaimed band behind several of the 20th century’s biggest rock and pop anthems – “We Built This City,” “Sara,” “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” – has a new album “Loveless Fascination,” the group’s first studio record in more than 20 years and first for Loud & Proud Records.

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The Autumn Leaves Craft Show was held at the Macon County Fair Grounds last weekend with a wide variety of unique handmade crafts and artists’ demonstrations.

 

 

 

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The Autumn Leaves Craft Show was held at the Macon County Fair Grounds last weekend with a wide variety of unique handmade crafts and artists’ demonstrations.

Shopper Donna Hammock discusses jewelry.Photographer Gary Galbrecht and wife Charlene. Lucy Thorne demonstrates knitting and a hat she had made.Photos by Vickie Carpenter

The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), has awarded Balsam Range with the IBMA's Entertainer of the Year Award.

The Haywood County group had previously won Song of the Year in 2011 for their recording "Trains I Missed" and Album of the Year for "Papertown" in 2013.

In addition, Balsam Range received the award for Vocal Group of the Year.

 

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