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The N. C. Community Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships, according to Sue LeLievre, Western Regional Associate. Scholarships are available for students meeting various eligibility requirements detailed by county on nccommunityfoundation.org, where applications also can be downloaded.

Deadlines for submitting applications vary by scholarship and also are posted on the NCCF website. Western counties include: Cherokee, Clay, Eastern Band of Cherokees, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Madison and Swain.


The American Red Cross is offering an incentive to donate blood or platelets this month. The campaign, which runs through March 31, gives each person who presents to donate blood or platelets with the Red Cross an opportunity to enter a drawing for the chance to win one of two pairs of roundtrip Delta Air Lines domestic tickets. The following blood drives are scheduled in your community:

— Thursday, March 3 - Franklin Community Blood Drive at First Baptist Church , 69 Iotla Street, Franklin, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Call (828)369-9559 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins welcome; appointments preferred.


It was a heated battle like no other, but less bloody than most, as students waged a war over their knowledge of works of literature in a Battle of the Books.

“I think it’s cool. It gives you an opportunity to read. I’ve learned a lot about books,” said Highland Middle School eighth-grader Kenan Lewis.



Martha Jamison, Judy Comer and Lois Coburn are getting donations for the FROG Hop, a dinner/auction to benefit the Little Tennessee Greenway.

The event is planned for Saturday, March 26, at the Whistle Stop Mall with dinner prepared by Jer’s Kitchen.

Tickets may be purchased at FROG Quarters, 573 East Main Street.


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published: 10/18/2013
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