61st Annual Macon County Fair :: September 17-20 @ Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center - 441 South, Franklin, NC

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The Crane Family announces the engagement of Ashley Marie Crane to Matthew Neal Murphy.

The bride-elect is the daugher of Eddie Crane and the late Cindy Crane of Franklin, and the granddaughter of the late Margie and Ervin Crane of Franklin; Robert and Linda Leder of Whiteville, N.C.; and Jimmy and Nancy Flynn of Albermarle, N.C.

The groom-elect is the son of Tim and Robin Murphy of Graham, N.C., and the grandson of the late Charles Garner and Becky Garner, of Graham, N.C., Sue and Carl Hiltonen of McCleansville, N.C., and Benny and Emma Murphy, of Mebane, N.C.

The bride-elect is a teacher at Haw River Elementary in Graham, and the groom-elect is the vice president of operations at Garner Murphy Construction Inc.

The couple met during their undergraduate studies at Appalachian State University.

The wedding will be held on Oct. 4, in Graham. Formal invitations have been sent.

“Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time” will be shown Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 4:30 and 7 p.m. at the Macon County Public Library meeting room.

This full-length, highdefinition documentary film is the first ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold and his environmental legacy.

“Green Fire” shares highlights from Leopold’s extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation and the modern environmental movement. It also illustrates how Leopold's vision of a community that cares about both people and land continues to inform and inspire people across the country and around the world.


The Franklin High School Class of 1959 met recently at the Boiler Room Restaurant for a reunion.

Pictured in no particular order are Emma McConnell, Charlie Higdon, Carolyn Holland Hartsell, Joyce Cabe Raby, Kate Almond Shope, Evelyn McCoy Callenback, Betty Vanhook Dowdle, Bernice Phillips Mathis, Larry Brooks, Jean Franklin Johnson, Peggy Moore Patterson, Anne Hall Bradshaw, Jean Burrell McKelvey, Jack Hyde, Don Ledford, Barbara Carpenter Masters, Juanita Cassada Dowdle, Jean Scott Mason, Frances Alexander Killian, Rebecca Reeves, Bob Hunter, Clayton Richardson, Bob Poindexter, Bill Hopper, Nancy Siler Scott, Hayes Snyder, Claudette Leatherman Dillard and Billy Williamson.

Photo by Betsey Gooder

Payton Nicholson offers a perch to a butterfly as it prepares to take flight at Angel Medical Center’s annual Butterfly Release held Thursday, Aug. 14.

The event is held each year in honor of hospice caregivers and in memory of hospice patients.

Community members who attended were given packets that held the butterflies and were invited to release them.


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