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

- published 8/21 (Larry) old link: http://www1.cfnc.org/applications/NC_Community_College/apply.html?application_id=1527

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HAMPTON, Ga. - Kyle Busch proved emphatically Sunday night that he knows what to do with a lead when he gets it.

By the time he grabbed the top spot at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the first time, however, the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup picture had changed dramatically.

Busch claimed the trophy for the AdvoCare 500, beating Joey Logano to the finish line by .740 seconds. Locked into a top-10 spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Busch added three bonus points to his Chase-opening total with his fourth win of the season.

The win was Busch’s second at Atlanta and the 28th of his prolific career, tying him with Rex White for 23rd on the career victory list. And he did it in a car he labeled "a joke" early in the race.

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The Franklin Panthers varsity volleyball team is keeping pace with last year's team by racking up three wins to start their season off.

Last Monday in a game against Hayesville, Franklin won in 3 (25-17, 26- 24, 25-22) Mariah Wallace: 9 kills, 6 aces, 3 blocks; Kellie Trammel: 7 kills, 10 blocks; Alex Clark: 5 kills, 3 assists, 2 aces; Kailin Carpenter: 15 assists.

Last Friday they hit the road to play Highlands where again, Franklin won in 3 (25-5, 25-16, 25-16). Kellie Trammel: 8 kills, 3 blocks, 2 assists; Mariah Wallace: 3 kills, 6 aces- she served 18 consecutive serves in game 1; Avery Graham: 4 kills; Haley Hamilton: 4 kills, 1 block; Hannah Hylton: 4 kills, 3 assists; Morgan Maslin:12 assists; Kailin Carpenter: 8 assists, 1 kill.

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BRISTOL, Tenn. –We’ve seen this script before, Matt Kenseth holding off Kasey Kahne in the closing laps of a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

It happened at Las Vegas in March. It happened at Kansas in April. And it happened again in Saturday’s Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

On inferior tires and with a fuel tank bordering on empty, Kenseth won a heated battle against Kahne to claim victory in Saturday’s Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, after Kahne moved into the second position on Lap 473 of 500.

The victory was Kenseth’s fifth of the year and it guaranteed the driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota at least a wild card spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

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FHS Cross Country looks to add experience to this year’s roster

Franklin High School’s cross country teams will travel to Henderson County for their first meet of the season at Jackson Park on Saturday with 40 teams present for the competition. Women's coach Denise Davis doesn't know how it's going to go, but she's hoping for good things.

“We haven't even run a 5k yet, but I think Saturday's meet will give us a good idea of where we're at,” she said.

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