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Macon County officials gathered in Franklin last Friday to recognize two individuals who have dedicated the better part of their lives to serving Maconians.

In honor of Dorothy and John Crawford, Macon County commissioners named the new senior services community resources center the Dorothy R. and John L. Crawford Senior Center.

“Dorothy and John Crawford are outstanding citizens of Macon County,” said Chairman of the Macon County Commissioner Kevin Corbin. “In a time when many folks look to see what they can ‘get,’ the Crawfords (at 94 & 93 years old) are still looking to give. ...”


More than 20 churches, along with droves of their respective parishioners and the general public attended Real Hope 2012 last Saturday at the Macon County Fairgrounds, hosted by the Macon County Ministerial Association.

“This is a public outreach of local churches,” said youth pastor Kolodzik, as a local Christian rock band played on stage before a dozen onlookers. “We are here to pull ideas together to help out the community.” He explained that the second annual event strived to demonstrate a sense of cohesion among the churches within the community. More than 60 volunteers from the various churches helped organize the event.


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.


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