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Juniors and Seniors at Macon Early College enjoyed a night of “Dancing with the Stars” for their 2012 Prom held at the Smoky Mountain Shrine Hall.

After a night of dancing and fun, MEC students Jamie Corvaia and Shawna Burrell (pictured at right) were chosen as King and Queen.



The Charlotte Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host the “Great Strides Franklin” walk on Friday at 6 p.m. Great Strides will be part of a national effort that generates critical funds to support lifesaving cystic fibrosis research, education and care. Great Strides Franklin marks the Foundation’s third fundraising walk in Western North Carolina, with additional walk sites in Asheville and Brevard. With the new walk, the Foundation will work in partnership with local families and businesses to raise funds for the cause. Franklin based TekTone® Sound & Signal is leading the charge as the walk’s first sponsor.


In honor of National Volunteer Week, The Macon County Care Network, (CareNet) held a luncheon last Thursday to recognize the incalculable amount of sacrifice and dedication that members of the community continue to show through volunteering.

CareNet, a non-profit, tax exempt organization, was established in 1988 by churches throughout the county. It is a non-denominational ministry, which serves as a central location to provide relief for those in crisis. When help from other agencies is either unavailable or insufficient, CareNet provides food and financial assistance along with other necessities, such as prescriptions, utilities, fuel, and rent on an emergency basis.


Read2Me’s kick-off event, held Saturday at the Macon County Library, gave parents tips on reading to their children, and provided each child with a book. Read2Me is a literacy campaign geared to encouraging parents to read with their children early and often.

The Western Mountain Reading Council (WMRC) teamed up with Read2Me to sponsor “Read and Ride” to host parent training and distribute books for pre-school aged children. The Cowee Fire Department volunteered a fire truck and let children climb up in the driver’s seat and turn on the sirens.


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