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Shelby Robinson, a recent graduate of Charles D. Owen High School in Swannanoa, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Asheville Eye Associates to be used for college expenses at the college of her choice. Robinson, 18, created the winning T-shirt design for AEA’s upcoming 5K, Run the Forest Run to benefit the Low Vision Center. Robinson will be attending Gardner - Webb University this fall.

The Low Vision Center, a non-profit, provides comprehensive vision rehabilitation services, low vision aids and support to help promote independent living. Asheville Eye Associates will hold the 5K fundraiser on Oct. 26, in Biltmore Forest, at 9 a.m. Registration is open online at or at Asheville Eye Associates, 8 Medical Park Drive. Registration fee is $30 (first 300 runners are guaranteed a race jersey). For more, contact Katy Farlow at Asheville Eye Associates (828)258-1586, Ext. 2331.

Starting Monday, Aug. 19, Southwestern Community College will offer its fall real estate pre-licensing course in the Groves Building on the Macon Campus in Franklin.

The course will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6-8:15 p.m. and will prepare students to take the North Carolina real estate exam to become a licensed agent. The in-state tuition for the course is approximately $375 and the cost of the textbook is approximately $40. The course will run through early December.

For more information, contact Bob Holt at (828)339-4274 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Students should apply online through the College website ( by clicking on the "apply now" section at the top of the page.

Venture Local Franklin's Cash Mob movement continues to grow as 45 mobsters joined in for the July Cash Mob at Kitchen Gourmet on Main Street.

With the pledge of spending just $20, mobsters of all ages filled the aisles of the store and made purchases to help in VLF's mission of supporting a locally owned business.

As part of the Cash Mob philosophy, Kitchen Gourmet agreed to "pay it forward" by donating 10 percent of the profits made during the mob to the Franklin Garden Club.


Angel Medical Center celebrated its 90th birthday last Friday by inviting members of the community into the facility for supper, tours, and fun. Outside, there was an inflatable jumping pit for kids with music filling the background. Inside, visitors could go to information tables offering services such as blood pressure and blood sugar checks. Others were able to provide smiles and laughs by painting the faces of anybody willing to sit down in the chair.


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