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

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Every year at Franklin High School, all seniors, except those in AP English, must complete a “Senior Project” for their English class. For the projects, students must write a research paper of five to seven pages plus do an eight to ten minute presentation. The projects can be on any subject the student wants. The only catch, says Katie Alland, a student in Mrs. Susan Allen’s class, is the projects must be about something completely new for the student.

“We’re supposed to learn something new,” said Alland, who chose to do her project on photography. As part of the research for her project, Alland shadowed Macon County News photographer Vickie Carpenter for two days, getting tips and going to news events to get an idea of what the job entails.

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With the start of a new year, Southwestern Community College embarks on a new direction of leadership.

Thom Brooks has been named Vice President for Instruction and Student Services and Scott Baker takes over Brooks’ former position as Dean of Career Technologies.

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North Carolina educators are seeing red over drastic cuts to the state's public school education budget that are currently under consideration. When legislators return to Raleigh this week for the new session of the General Assembly, the educators want them to start seeing red too. In a coordinated statement of opposition to the proposed cuts, teachers and public school employees across the state plan to wear red to work this week.

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The American Legion Post 108 hosted the 25th District’s American Legion High School Oratorical Contest last Saturday. Two students competed for a chance to go to the 5th Division competition in Hickory, North Carolina on Feb. 12. Winners of the division will go on to the state, followed by the national competition.

“This year is the 74th Oratorical Contest. The theme of the contest is the Constitution. Today’s winner can go on to compete for scholarships of $3,500 for First Place at the state level and an $18,000 scholarship at the national level,” said 25th District Commander Larry White, of Franklin. “We had two wonderful contestants today. It was a close contest.”

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