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The New Century Scholars program identifies students who have potential for great things, with financial help for tuition at Soutwestern Community College and Western Carolina University.

Pam Collins, director of New Century Scholars, graciously accepts a donation from Kim Angel on behalf of the Kiwanis Club of Franklin.




The Scaly Mountain Women’s Club Auction will be held on Friday night, July 8, and be prepared to have fun and find the best bargains in Western North Carolina.

This will be the 8th year the Scaly Women have sponsored an auction. It was started at the Ski Scaly Ski Lodge in 2004 - followed by the auctions being held at the Community Center/ Old Scaly School House. This year, the auction is being moved to the new Scaly Mountain Fire Department. The building is much larger and is air conditioned.

Admission is free. The Silent Auction and viewing of the items will begin at 6 p.m. at the Scaly Mountain Fire Department, 169 Hale Ridge Road, Scaly Mountain.


From left, Alexandrea VanDyke and Hayley Oosthuysen and Katherine Sevigny, are the recipients of the Realtor Foundation of Franklin Scholarship Awards.

The Franklin High School graduates received $700 each for college studies in the fall.

The Realtors hosted a Breakfast at Fatz Café on April 30 and sold Arby’s meal booklets to raise the funds for the scholarships.



The Judy Moore Scholarship Endowment Committee has announced that two scholarships for $1,000 each have been awarded to Ashley Pennington-Tripp and Jessica Renee Dryman.

Awards are given for tuition, books, room and board and any other educational expenses to candidates who are enrolled in nursing degree programs.

Ashley is the wife of David Tripp and will graduate from the RN Program at Southwestern Community College in May 2012. She is interested in specializing in Women and Children’s Health issues. Jessica is the wife of Billy Brooks and daughter of Teresa Holbrooks and Dean Dryman. She is pursuing her BS in Nursing via Gardne-Webb University.


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