61st Annual Macon County Fair :: September 17-20 @ Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center - 441 South, Franklin, NC

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The Macon County Senior Games organization has selected the CareNet Backpack Program as the project in need for 2012.

Senior Games members will be donating food and funds throughtout the year to assist this needy cause.

Pictured (L-R) are Vanessa Bailey, director of CareNet, John and Marcia McGarity, backpack coordinators and Mary West, Senior Games benefit project director.

For more information, contact Les Sintay at (828)421-3444.

The Kiwanis Club of Franklin is part of a global civic organization dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.

The Franklin club recently held its annual banquet to recognize club leaders and install the new officers. Shown here at the installation are Lt. Governor Scott Rogers, President Diane Aiello, President-Elect Wesley Hirsch, Treasurer Jim Brown and Secretary Chris Brouwer.

 

A very special art quilt depicting buildings in Macon County that are either listed on the historic register or are in historic districts was on display at the library on Siler Road last month.

The quilt was funded by a grant from the Town of Franklin and was a partnering project between the Macon County Historical Society and the Macon County Art Association located at the Uptown Gallery on Main Street.

The piece was auctioned at the Diamonds and Denim Fundraiser at Bloesma’s Barn on Sept. 26, but the owners graciously agreed to permit the display at the library through the month of October.

 

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The lone black bear cub found on the Western Carolina University campus on the afternoon of Wednesday, Oct. 26, will spend time at a N.C. wildlife rehabilitation facility as part of an effort to eventually release it back into the wild.

“The cub appeared to be in excellent health and should make a good transition to his new surroundings,” said Tammi Hudson, WCU emergency manager.

The cub, believed to be orphaned, will spend approximately six to eight months in a rehabilitation facility, where it will gain weight and mature enough to begin the process of being acclimated back into the wild, said Mike Carraway, a biologist with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.

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