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

- published 8/21 (Larry) old link: http://www1.cfnc.org/applications/NC_Community_College/apply.html?application_id=1527

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For those who are unemployed and could benefit from improving their job search skills, Southwestern Community College offers “employability” labs in Jackson County on the Jackson Campus in Oaks Hall, Room 104 Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to noon and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; in Macon County at the Macon Annex Room 104 Mondays & Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

“With today's new and rapidly changing technology and competitive job market it is important to make yourself stand out,” said Darlene Anderson, Educational Opportunities Director. “The job of finding a job requires many of the same qualifications it takes once you are hired. The Employability Lab helps you determine the qualities that make you most marketable to prospective employers, helps you get that interview, and then win the job.”

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Everett Cash Mutual Ins. Co. (ECM) is celebrating its 100th anniversary by creating the ECM Centennial Scholarship program. $100,000 has been established by the board of directors for potential applicants who are policyholders, agents, or employees of ECM or their immediate family. According to president and CEO Randy Shaw, “We want to give back to those who have helped us become what we are today. What better way to celebrate the past than to help future leaders.”

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The term “capital asset” for tax purposes applies to almost everything you own and use for personal or investment purposes. A capital gain or loss occurs when you sell a capital asset.

Here are 10 facts from the IRS on capital gains and losses:

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Local Officials gather at the site of the former Whitley Plant last Thursday to officially welcome the new company, Franklin Tubular Products Inc.

The new company, owned by Tricorn Group which is based in the United Kingdom, specializes as a manufacturer of manipulated tubular assemblies.

The company purchases the Whitley operation, saving nearly 100 jobs. Over the next three years, Franklin Tubular Products stands to bring 30 additional jobs to Macon County and invest $4 million in operational costs.

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