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Last Thursday, June 12, students from Union Academy received their diplomas and celebrated their graduation.

The National Anthem was sung by Nathaniel Parrish, while principal Randy Shepherd welcomed the attendees and Dr. Chris Baldwin served as the keynote speaker.

Photos by Vickie Carpenter

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When Nevaeh McNeely comes to town, one of the places she likes to visit is the hopscotch court in front of the Macon County Historical Museum.

From the time she was two years old (L) and seven years later at the age of nine, (R) Nevaeh still likes to make hopscotch part of her visit.

Although the paint is beginning to fade, the urge to pitch and hop is almost irresistible at times even for adults, awakening a nostalgic yearning for the simpler pleasures of childhood.

Nevaeh is the daughter of Brandon and Kimberly McNeely of Williamsburg, Va., and the granddaughter of Harry and Teresa Taylor of Franklin.

Macon County non-profit organizations have until July 31, 2014, to apply for county funds through the Macon County Community Funding Pool (CFP). Application forms and instructions are available on the Macon County website, www.maconnc.org, or may be picked up at the Macon County Public Library on Siler Farm Road in Franklin, the Hudson Library on Main Street in Highlands, and the Nantahala Public Library on Nantahala School Road.

Organizations applying for CFP funds must provide financial statements such as budgets and federal tax-exempt reports, organization goals and objectives and program/service descriptions. First-time applicants must contact Karen Wallace, 524-3600, or Mary Ann Sloan, 482-2126, to discuss their proposal. Groups not incorporated as non-profits may enlist an established non-profit to serve as their fiscal agent. Collaborative agency proposals are encouraged to leverage limited funding and to share resources.

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The Rotary Club of Franklin Daybreak has supported the New Century Scholars Program since 1997, and this year, presented a laptop to two students who began volunteering their time in seventh grade, along with a check for $2,000 to the New Century Scholars Program.

The New Century Scholars Program is a locally funded initiative that provides support, encouragement and incentive to selected students from Jackson, Macon and Swain Counties.

 

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