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Charles and Sally Kempf are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.

They were married in Fremont, MIch. on June 8, 1951.

The couple has five children who will be hosting a celebration on July 31.

They have 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Macon County resident and avid hiker Olga Pader will present a picture slide show of her journey last summer on the Camino Primitivo (Primitive Way) in northern Spain as part of the Thursdays at the Library series at the Macon County Public Library. The Camino Primitivo is the oldest of a network of walking paths starting in the Pyrenees at the French border and crisscrossing Spain, all leading to the magnificent city of Santiago de Compostela. Here, in the world-renowned Cathedral rests the remains of St. James the apostle, whose shrine is revered as one of the spiritual centers of the ancient and modern world.


A Franklin man recently became a millionaire after buying a winning Red Hot Millions scratch-off ticket at the Dowdle Mountain Pit Stop just off of US 441.

When Brian Rowland, a real estate broker with Mountain Pro Real Estate, went to Raleigh on Friday so lottery officials could verify his North Carolina Education Lottery ticket was valid, he announced his winnings would help him pay some medical bills and provide for his family's future. He purchased the winning ticket on Thursday morning.

“I am very grateful, and I am going to pay my tithe the very first thing,” Rowland said as he collected his prize at NCEL headquarters on Friday. “My wife is a breast cancer survivor so we are going to pay some medical bills to the wonderful hospital and doctors in Asheville who helped her beat cancer.”


On Sunday, the Franklin High School Interact Club and the Art Department put their art class creations on display at the 3rd annual “Empty Bowls” project on the sidewalk of The Fun Factory. Hundreds of bowls of all kinds and colors had one thing in common: They were empty. The primary message of the empty bowls was that there are people in the world that have little to nothing to eat.

The public was encouraged to come by and pick out a bowl for a donation.


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