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Sister Naomi Edmonds, a member of the Franklin Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, returned home Wednesday after serving 18 months in the Texas Dallas Mission.

While on her mission her duties included helping those in need and bringing the gospel of Jesus Christ to all that would listen.

She gave a report of her mission on Sunday at the Branch building, 35 Pine Ridge Rd., in Franklin.

She now plans to attend college at Brigham Young University Idaho.

Members of the community came together last Friday night for the “Salute to Veterans” event to recognize veterans from every United States war from World War II to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Local veterans and their guests were allowed a free entrance into the football game and were honored by a series of standing ovations from the stands and music by Rhonda and Luke Bateman and Franklin's own Blue Ridge. “I think the ceremony went very well and the community support is great and every year we are asked to please continue doing it,” said event organizer Rhonda Blanton.


Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler inducted a Macon County man into the N.C. Mountain State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame during a ceremony held Friday, Sept. 7, at the Western N.C. Agricultural Center.

Steve Ledford was one of two inductees recognized for his outstanding contributions to the livestock shows at the Mountain State Fair. Mike Stiles of Cherokee County was the other inductee. Each inductee received a plaque for their accomplishments. An additional plaque will be displayed in the Livestock Sales Arena following the 2012 N.C. Mountain State Fair.


Board will allocate from community funding pool.

With the weight of the economy just beginning to lighten, nonprofits in Franklin found themselves before the Franklin Board of Aldermen to request crucial funds for community programs.

The board heard requests from non-profits operating in Franklin for grants from the town's funding pool. “Typically the town sets aside funding each fiscal year to be used by the nonprofits in Franklin,” said Mayor Joe Collins during the meeting.


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