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The third annual Native American Heritage Expo will be held at Western Carolina University beginning Monday, Nov. 7, with events throughout the week.

All events are free and open to the public.

The Native American Heritage Expo, designed to explore the rich and vast culture of the Native American experience, includes artwork and presentations focused on values, traditions and social justice. The expo’s series of programs, to be held in the A.K. Hinds University Center, includes guests who will discuss issues such as Cherokee health, first amendment rights of tribal newspapers and Indian identity.

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Town of Franklin says farewell

It was all smiles at Town Hall last Friday, as longtime Franklin Police Department officer Larry Moses celebrated his retirement with friends, family and co-workers.

In the 30 years of working as a public servant for the state, Moses spent 28 years serving a Franklin police officer. Moses was able to look back on his career at last week’s banquet, as more than 50 visitors came to honor his career and achievements.

 

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Groups come together to recognize persons of the year

Citizens in Macon County came together Tuesday night at the county’s extension center to honor their respective community development associations. The groups were extremely appreciative of the Macon County Board of Commissioners for their support, and they were also grateful to have the opportunity to come together and celebrate all of their hard work.

The community development associations began in the 1950s and have been going strong ever since. The associations do a variety of different things in their communities, including fund raisers for people in need, scholarship awards, beautification projects, road clean-ups, musical events, and historic renovations among other things.

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Phil Drake, owner of Drake Enterprises, parent company of Drake Software, along with 19 other businesses, turned 60 on Friday, Oct. 14.

As a gift to him, employees of Drake Enterprises signed a very large birthday card and secretly donated 721 pounds of canned food and dry goods to surprise him on his birthday.

All the food collected was donated to CareNet of Macon County in Drake’s name.

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