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Western Carolina University’s College of Education and Allied Professions invites educators from throughout the region to attend a one-day conference focusing on literacy across the curriculum.

The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, in the A.K. Hinds University Center Grandroom on the WCU campus.


East Franklin Elementary School announces its A-B Honor Roll for the second nine weeks.




Members of the newly-formed Macon Middle School Interact Club visited the Rotary Club of Franklin recently. The Macon Middle School Interact Club’s formation was led by Susie Ledford and Larry Hollifield of the Rotary Club of Franklin. Rotary Interact Clubs are for young people, ages 12-18, and are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs.

Each year, Interact clubs complete at least two community service projects, one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill. Through these efforts, Interact members develop a network of friendships with local and overseas clubs and learn the importance of:


Cuts threaten programs, salaries and jobs

Last Thursday, faculty and staff at various schools around Macon County showed their support for public eduction by wearing red. The symbolic dress was part of a statewide action initiated by the North Carolina Association of Educators and meant to raise awareness and send a message to state legislators who had just returned for the new session of the General Assembly.

“We want parents and residents of Macon County to know that public education is under attack,” said Shelley Marshall, a teacher at Union Academy and president of the Macon County Association of Educators, the NCAE’s local affiliate.


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