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The family of Ruby Holland threw her a surprise 90th birthday party Saturday, Jan. 29, at Ridgecrest Fellowship Hall, with more than 60 friends and family members attending.

Holland has three children, six grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

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On Wednesday, January 27, Franklin High School Senior Megan Ward (left) was named the Rotary Student of the Month for January.

Ward was chosen for the honor for her strong academic achievements, her leadership at school, and her community service.

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The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership has announced 20 grants totaling nearly $245,000 in funding designed to preserve and promote Western North Carolina’s heritage.

Funded by federal dollars that the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership receives, the grant awards will help support diverse initiatives across the North Carolina mountains and foothills, focusing on craft, music, natural heritage, Cherokee traditions, and the region’s legacy in agriculture. These five facets of the region’s heritage earned the 25 counties of Western North Carolina a Congressional designation as the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area in 2003.

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On May 7, the “Airing of the Quilts” event will be held. The event is a grass-roots effort by the Macon County Quilt Trail and the Main Street Program, rooted in tradition.

The Quilt Trail, with the help of the Program, have established several locations throughout the county where quilt blocks are displayed.

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