Remembering 9/11 :: September 11, 2001

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On Thursday, June 14, Macon County veterans, community leaders, and citizens gathered at the Junaluskee Masonic Lodge to celebrate Flag Day. Although President Woodrow Wilson first declared June 14 as Flag Day in 1916 nearly a century ago with a proclamation, the holiday often gets overlooked in terms of significance to most Americans.

Flag Day marks the anniversary of the adoption of the U.S. Flag in 1777. Although it is not a national holiday and banks are still open, and businesses don't close their doors to honor the day, it is still a recognized holiday.

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Online content captures memories of local people.

How might a farmer of yesteryear in the Southern Appalachian Mountains have cured a bovine case of milk fever?

That and much more is captured in a series of oral interviews with the people of Western North Carolina now available online through Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library.

“Stories of Mountain Folk,” the first allsound collection released by Hunter Library, is available at their website. The collection’s interviews cover traditions, events and life stories of regional individuals including gardeners, herbalists, farmers, musicians, artists and writers. The archive is searchable by name, place and topic.

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Shaina Adkins assumed the position on June 4.

New CareNet Executive Director Shaina Adkins began work on June 4 as leader of the organization that serves Macon County residents who are underprivileged or suddenly find themselves in great need because of the trials of life.

“The opportunity to serve others through CareNet is a great privilege and I am humbled to be selected for this role,” said Adkins.

Prior to joining CareNet, Adkins was the American Cancer Society community manager for six eastern North Carolina counties. She was also a very active volunteer with the N.C. Pretty in Pink Foundation that provides financial assistance for breast cancer patients.

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The Uptown Gallery in Franklin held a special celebration to mark “50 artful years,” on Saturday, June 16.

The new summer exhibit was on display as artists and visitors partook of the refreshments and listened to music.

The Uptown Gallery is located on Main Street in downtown Franklin and is open Monday throught Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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