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

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Take your passion for cycling to a new level during the Greater Haywood County Chamber of Commerce Blue Ridge Breakaway. The second annual Blue Ridge Breakaway, presented by MedWest, will take place Aug. 20. The cycling event brought more than 300 riders to Haywood County last August for an adrenaline pumping ride through the mountains.

According to a review on active.com, “This was an awesome event. The entire experience exceeded all my expectations. It was superbly organized. The route was picturesque, challenging, and traffic was light. I cannot say enough good things about the way this ride was put on. The volunteers were so gracious and supportive. I can't wait until next year's event.”

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The Carolina Clash 11U baseball team participated in the Southeast Championship in Tiger, Ga. July 30 and 31.

After winning both Pool play games on Saturday and both tournament games on Sunday, the boys took the undefeated title of Grand Champion.

Pictured (front row, L-R) are Blake Gibson, Grant Stiles, Cameron Gibson, Andrew Terrell and Stanley Taylor; (second row) Harrison Shomaker, Grayson Lane, Justin Penland, Turner Swafford and Brody Randall; (top row) Coaches Jamie Stiles, Robert Randall and Joey Swafford. Clash players unable to play and not pictured: Bryson Burt and Byron Shields.

With school just getting under way, Athletic trainers from MedWest Sports Medicine are already on the field working to keep area studentathletes injury free.

MedWest is providing athletic trainers to more than a dozen area schools and athletic programs, as well as physician coverage and physical therapy services to Western Carolina University’s student-athletes.

“The ability to have licensed, certified medical personnel in our local schools on a daily basis greatly improves the access to healthcare for the student-athletes,” said Carlyle Schomberg, MPT, Director of MedWest Sports Medicine.

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There are a lot of good reasons to run; the 2nd annual Blue Planet 5k run is one of them. This year’s run will be held at the Tassee Shelter located on the Little Tennessee Greenway Saturday, Aug. 6, beginning at 9 a.m. There will also be a one mile fun walk/run for those who do not wish to do the entire 5K. The walk will begin right after the start of the 5K.

“One of the reasons this event is so important to me is that it provides an opportunity for some people to have their eyes opened to some of the larger issues, and that’s what is really important,” said Canyon.

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