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A very special art quilt depicting buildings in Macon County that are either listed on the historic register or are in historic districts was on display at the library on Siler Road last month.

The quilt was funded by a grant from the Town of Franklin and was a partnering project between the Macon County Historical Society and the Macon County Art Association located at the Uptown Gallery on Main Street.

The piece was auctioned at the Diamonds and Denim Fundraiser at Bloesma’s Barn on Sept. 26, but the owners graciously agreed to permit the display at the library through the month of October.



The lone black bear cub found on the Western Carolina University campus on the afternoon of Wednesday, Oct. 26, will spend time at a N.C. wildlife rehabilitation facility as part of an effort to eventually release it back into the wild.

“The cub appeared to be in excellent health and should make a good transition to his new surroundings,” said Tammi Hudson, WCU emergency manager.

The cub, believed to be orphaned, will spend approximately six to eight months in a rehabilitation facility, where it will gain weight and mature enough to begin the process of being acclimated back into the wild, said Mike Carraway, a biologist with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.


David and Hazel Brigman will celebrate their 63rd wedding anniversary in this exceptional year, being the only time they will ever have their Armistice Day anniversary where the date is 11-11-11, and their children wanted to commemorate this occasion since Mr. Brigman is also a veteran with the U.S. Navy.

It was just 63 years ago that a strapping young man and a lovely young lady met and fell in love. They have lived together all these years, scoring many accomplishments to their names.


Even in the largest of gun shops throughout the region, no larger variety of firearms, security systems, knives and collectibles could be found beneath one roof last weekend than at Franklin’s Gem Capitol Gun Show.

Held on Saturday and Sunday at the Macon County Community Facilities Building, thousands of gun enthusiasts from near and far came to see what more than 50 vendors had to offer at the show.

“This is some of the best shopping around,” said Clayton, Georgia resident Mike Betts on Sunday, who explained he would be teaching his 12-year old son the basics of firearms for this upcoming winter. I found some great rifles for him to learn on … There is a lot to offer.”


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