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Operation Homefront of North Carolina and Dollar Tree, Inc. have joined forces again this holiday season to gather holiday gifts for military children in North Carolina. The toys will be donated by customers of the more than 4,000 Dollar Tree and Deal$ stores nationwide.

The Operation Homefront of North Carolina toy drive is part of a nationwide campaign by Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree, now in its fifth holiday season.


Grandview Manor Care Center, an assisted living facility, has received a license from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to operate a new 10,000 square foot addition. The facility, which was originally licensed for personal care for 52 can now accommodate 82 people. This project has been in the works since early 2008.

The expansion which also includes a library, new living room, and a private dining room, has rooms for 34 additional residents. “We were very fortunate,” stated Deborah Strum, administrator, “to have the assistance of many people in the community. Tom Ritter did an excellent job as our architect.


Franklin High School honored Carl Webb, a World War II veteran, on Thursday with a special honorary graduation ceremony. FHS’s principal, Chris Baldwin, presented Webb with an honorary high school diploma from the state of North Carolina in recognition of Webb’s dedication to serving the country, and educational accomplishments after being dismissed from the military.

Webb began attending Franklin High School in 1943 before receiving his draft notice in the fall of 1944 He was allowed to complete the 10th grade, and left for basic training in June of 1945. When Victory in Europe or “VE day” was announced on May 8th, 1945, Webb assumed he would be going to the Pacific, but instead he was assigned to Occupied Germany, where he stayed until he completed his military service in 1948.


The Jackson County Public Library will host a free introductory yoga class in the Community Room on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m., taught by Corina Pia.

Pia teaches stress-reducing yoga by giving instruction aimed at increasing general well-being.

This yoga class will focus on easy postures, breathing techniques, and meditation, as well as body strength and balance. Yoga experience is not necessary.

Attendees are asked to bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing.



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