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Cartoogechaye Elementary and West Macon Fire Department give cancer survivor a memory

Students at Cartoogechaye Elementary School were given the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful day hiking up to Siler Bald on Wednesday, but this trip was no ordinary outdoor excursion. One particular fourth grader was venturing out into the wilderness for the first time in his young life.

In 2007, Daniel Tomberlin was diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma at the tender age of four, a rare type of cancer that attacks the body’s nerve tissue. Although Tomberlin fought successfully for his life, the tumor significantly damaged his spine, paralyzing Daniel from the waist down.


Annual ‘march for babies’ event held in Franklin

Not even the crisp morning air and a biting breeze could dampen Macon County’s March of Dimes annual “march for babies” event Saturday morning in downtown Franklin. Participants from Macon County and Western North Carolina coalesced at Franklin’s Memorial Park to give their support to local March of Dimes initiatives.

The March of Dimes Foundation is a national non-profit organization that works to raise money and awareness about premature births and birth defects.


Open House & Fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011

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Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians tribal member Jason Lambert has been named one of the top emerging American Indian leaders in the nation. Lambert has been named to the 2011 Native American 40 Under 40 list by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED).

Lambert, Economic Development Director for the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, is honored to have the opportunity to represent the Tribe at the national level.


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