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Weekend Plans in Macon, Jackson, and Swain Counties!


The Friday edition of our weekly newsletter is dedicated to letting YOU know what is happening in and around Western North Carolina. For FREE businesses, churches, and organizations can send us their sales, operating hours, events, worship services, yard sales, you name it. If it is happening Friday-Sunday in WNC, send it to with the who, what, where, and when details and I will publish it in the Friday newsletter!


New legislation could mean changes for WNC schools operating in-person

Macon hires new county attorney 
Local bill aims to increase fans at sporting events in WNC

Jackson County Schools names new Superintendent 
Nantahala Hiking Club will take a moderate 3-mile hike on Saturday, March 13, with elevation change 700 ft., on the Appalachian Trail to Wesser Tower, an old fire tower with magnificent 360 degrees views that include Cheoah Bald, the Smoky Mountains, and Fontana Lake. Return by an old Forest Service Rd.  Meet at Cowee School at 9  a.m., drive 30 miles round trip.  Visitors are welcome to attend. For more information or reservations, call leader Larry Barnett (828)226-9123.

A trout stocking on the Nantahala River planned for March 5 has been delayed to March 12 due to emergency repairs to Duke Energy’s Nantahala Powerhouse. Wildlife Commission staff will continue to monitor the situation and updates will be posted to the agency’s Delayed Harvest stocking schedule  at

Macon County Animal Services Rabies Shots for all dogs, cats and ferrets are $10. Vaccination clinics will be held on Saturday, March 27, East Franklin Elementary, 9 a.m. to noon, Mountain View Intermediante School, 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 10, Cartoogechaye Elementary, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pets must be kept in the vehicles or on a leash. State law requires all dogs, cats and ferrets over the age of 4 months to have the rabies vaccine. For more information, call (828)349-2106.

Western Carolina University’s Bardo Arts Center presents, “Picture Character,” from March 14-17, a documentary exploring the history and impact of the now-ubiquitous emojis. Stream this documentary for free from March 14-17. Once you begin watching the documentary, you have 24 hours to finish. Watch on a browser or through the EventiveTV App. Learn more and pre-order your free ticket at 

 The annual Adopt-A-Highway Spring Litter Sweep is coming up April 10 to 24, and volunteers are needed to help the N.C. Department of Transportation remove litter from roadsides. Volunteers will receive cleanup supplies such as trash bags, gloves and safety vests and are encouraged to follow COVID-19 safety guidance while out and about. Sign up at or call 919.707.297

Author Bob Plott will present his latest work, Smoky Mountain Railways, during a special drop-in book signing at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva. Plott will also make an appearance at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville

Macon County Republican Women’s Club will meet on Tuesday, March 16, 11:30 a.m., at Fat Buddies BBQ. Speakers Det. Blake Buchanan, and also Ann Marie McWhite of Rise & Shine, will address the opioid (illegal drugs) issue, particularly in Macon County. It’s urgent we learn what’s going on at home and how it affects us, and the legislation locally, statewide, and nationally. For the treasure table bring something green or something baked

Macon County Democratic Women  Monthly Online Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 7 p.m. For more information  and Zoom link, contact

Jackson Arts Market- Saturdays 1:00-5:00 PM
533 West Main St Sylva, NC
Free outdoor arts experience with LIVE MUSIC , 20+ artists, and demos sharing their artistic process of creating hand made pieces. Saturdays in 2021, the Jackson Arts Market is coming to our gardens with beautiful, handcrafted items! Order a breakfast sandwich and a cocktail or beer at our service window, then Sip-N-Shop craftsman showcases, vendors booths with everything from craft jewelry to canned goods and breads, all the while enjoying the sounds of local musical artists! ALL OUTSIDE!! 

Grief Share Group: Grieving for the loss of someone close to you? GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life. We know it hurts, and we want to help. Grief Share will meet on Wednesdays at 5:30 in the Chapel. COVID precautions are taken and online is an option. We have free workbooks in the conference room.
Want to come in person? Sign up at

4-H PLANT SALE Macon County 4-H. Orders will be taken through Thursday, March 12.  Apple Trees, Cherry Trees, Pear Trees, Plum Trees, Blackberry, Blueberry, Raspberry, Elderberry and Strawberry plants (828)349-2046.

The March meeting for the Swain County Democratic Party Whittier-Cherokee precinct will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 9 via Zoom.  This is also the annual meeting where the group elects WH/CH precinct officers and delegates for our county convention in April. For more info or to request a link, call 828.497.9498.

Lazy Hiker Brewing (Franklin) will host The Waymores March 13 and Natti Love Joys March 20. All shows begin at 7 p.m. For more information and a complete schedule of events, click on

Lazy Hiker Brewing (Sylva) will host The Waymores March 12 and Shane Meade March 26. All shows begin at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information and a complete schedule of events, click on

Nantahala Brewing (Sylva) will host live music semi-regularly on the weekends. Free and open to the public.

Balsam Falls Brewing (Sylva) will host an open mic from 8 to 10 p.m. every Thursday. Free and open to the public. March 17th from 7pm- 9 pm they will host Whats called “Paint & Pour”  Cost is $20 per person. All materials provided. RSVP at the Balsam Falls Brewing Facebook page. 

There will be a free wine tasting from 6 to 8 p.m. every Thursday and 2 to 5 p.m every Saturday at The Wine Bar & Cellar in Sylva. 828.631.3075.

Bryson City Wine Market offers a glass of wine and a Market Plate Monday through Saturday as well as special flight tastings from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Friday and Saturday

Friends of the Greenway  FROG Quarters is now open Wednesday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to  2 p.m.,  at 573 E. Main in Franklin. Stop by for coffee or a soft drink and a snack, use our free internet.  You can also reserve the shelters for your events there.

Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Centers in Cullowhee and Franklin have an educational parenting program to earn “points” to use to obtain free items for your family. The centers carry formula, diapers, wipes, baby items and clothing up to size 6, as well as strollers, car seats, high chairs, pack n’ plays, etc. Donations are always welcome. Services are free and confidential. For more information or an appointment, call (828)349-3200, (828)293-3600 or

CareNet on Bidwell Street will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  A box of food may be picked up once a week.

Uptown Gallery on Main Street new hours are Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Five Fire Departments in Macon County – Nantahala, Cullasaja, Sky Valley, Clarks Chapel, and Burningtown – are open Monday thru Fridays for drive up food deliveries from 1 to 4 p.m. for anyone who needs food.

Employment assistance is offered by NC Works Career Center from 1:30-4 p.m. on the first Friday of every month at Marianna Black Library in Bryson City. 488.3030 or
Raffle tickets for the "I LOVE FRANKLIN" Gift Basket #1 will be available for purchase on Saturday, from 10:00 - 2:00 downtown in front of Kitchen Sink, and also from 11:00 - 3:00 in front of Fat Buddies. Proceeds from the sale of tickets will benefit our Night to Shine Prom for people with special needs, sponsored by The Tim Tebow Foundation. This Gift Basket is full of items and gift cards from local businesses and restaurants and is valued at over $700. Tickets are $5 each or 6 for $20 and the drawing for the 1st Gift Basket will be held on Saturday, April 3rd. We will be selling raffle tickets for Gift Basket #2 beginning on Saturday, April 10th, with the drawing to be held on Saturday, May 8th. Gift Basket #2 is also valued at over $700. If you would like to purchase tickets for both baskets at the same time, please make sure you specify which tickets are for Gift Basket #2 so we can separate those and hold them for the 2nd drawing. For more information, contact Cheryl Richter at or go to our Facebook Group Page: Night to Shine - Cartoogechaye Baptist - Franklin, North Carolina.



TICKETS:  $5 each or 6 for $20


Franklin fleece throw, Franklin mug, Franklin cornbread mix, Stay Safe Franklin face masks, and hand sanitizer donated by Chamber of Commerce ($55 value)

Large reclining camping chair with case, 2 cup holders, and 2 zippered compartments on the back, donated by John Hamlin State Farm ($80 value)

Franklin Insulated Grocery Bag donated by a friend ($5 value)

I LOVE FRANKLIN metal gift bucket with locking lid donated by a friend ($20 value)

 Sawblade handpainted and donated by Carol Anne Bowers ($35 value)

Two chocolate bars donated by Roomful of Nuts ($5 value)

$25 gift card donated by Appalachian Ace Hardware

$50 gift card donated by Crabtree General Store & Coffee Vault

$20 gift certificate donated by Currahee Brewing Co.

$100 gift certificated donated by Express Mart USA

$25 gift card donated by Haywood Smokehouse Franklin

$40 in gift cards (good for 2 full service car washes) donated by Holland Car Wash

$24 in gift cards (good for 2 dozen donuts) donated by Just Donuts 

$50 gift card donated by Kitchen Sink, Inc.

$20 gift certificate-approximate (good for 2 meals) donated by Ms. Lois' Restaurant

$25 gift card donated by Outdoor 76

$25 gift card donated by Rockin Rollie Pollies

$25 gift card donated by Root + Barrel – Kitchen & Bar

$20 gift card for Ruby Cinemas (anonymous donor)

$15 gift card for Starbucks (anonymous donor)

$15 gift certificate donated by Sunset Restaurant

$30 Walmart gift card (anonymous donor)

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Estate Sale  starting Friday March 12th thru Thursday, March 18th, 8 am to 2 pm each day at 187 Turtle Creek rd, Sylva. 

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Food Pantry will be held on Wednesday, March 17, 10 a.m. to noon. Drive thru only. Masks are required. The church is located at 299 Maple St in Franklin. 

Spiritual Light Center on Sunday, March 14,  the speaker will be Rita de Maintenon. The church is located at 80 Heritage Hollow Dr., behind the Gazebo Restaurant in Heritage Hollow in Franklin. 

Franklin First United Methodist Church is meeting for in-person worship on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Masks are required; being a perfect person is absolutely not! We’re located at 66 Harrison Avenue, or you can watch us on Facebook Live.

Grace Baptist Church will be held on Sunday,  10:30 a.m. One Step Closer will be singing. Preacher Gary Moore will deliver the message. All are welcome to attend. The church is located at 130 Setser Branch Rd. 

Celebrate Recovery at Discover Church every Monday night at 6 p.m. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life. Free childcare up to five years old for attending parents. Discover Church is located at 47 Macon Center Dr (behind Bojangles). For more information, email for questions.

First Alliance Church Sunday Service  will be held  in-person and on Facebook at 10:30 a.m.  Senior Pastor Scott Eichelberger will deliver the message.  Sunday School for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. Mask wearing and social distancing are requested.  The church is located in Franklin at 31 Promise Lane (off Womack next door to Trimont Christian Academy). For more information, call the church office at (828)369-7977

Prentiss Church of God is discontinuing its 9 a.m. service and will only have one Sunday worship service in its sanctuary beginning at 10:30 a.m. Social distancing is observed and safety measures are in place. Pastor Kevin Chapman invites the community to attend. Services are also streamed online on the Prentiss Church of God Facebook page. The church is located at  59 Church Hill Lane, off Addington Bridge Road. Phone: (828)369-3885.

Memorial United Methodist Church Anonymous Call-in Prayer Line. If you need prayer,  call (828)369-0707. Leave a message with your prayer request, and the church will be happy to pray for you or whoever you request prayers for. You may also leave a request for a call back if you need one.

Spiritual Light Center is now open for in-person services every Sunday at 11 a.m.  Covid-19 protocols are in place. The public is invited. The center is located at 80 Heritage Hollow Dr., Franklin.

Tellico Baptist Church is now having in-person Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. inside the church building with the Reverend L. E. Angel. Everyone is welcome.

Webster Baptist Sylva: Weekly Sunday Classes:
1. Prayer Time at 8:00 am in the Chapel each Sunday morning.
2. Genesis Class: meets in the Chapel at 10:15 am with Mel Livernois.
3. Elijah by Priscilla Shirer: meets in the Fellowship Hall starting March 7 at 10:00 am with Carolyn Gutierrez.
4. Joy Class: Broadcast on the JoyClass Facebook page live on Sunday mornings at 10 am with Scott Barlowe. Books are in the conference room. (Break till March 7)
5. High School Youth Group in the gym at 6:30 pm.
Webster Baptist: Weekly Wednesday Classes:
1. WebKidz classes: Zoom continues at 5:30 pm. In person classes will meet at 6:30 pm.
2. Middle School Youth Group meets in the gym at 6:30 pm.
3. Church Life Class in the conference at 6:30 pm.
4. Grief Share in the Chapel from 5:30-7:00 pm. Want to come in person? Sign up at Want to take the course online? Sign up at
5. College/Staff WCU Prayer Group in the Fellowship Hall on first and third Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.
Child Dedication: This Sunday. Please let the office know if you will would like to dedicate your child(ren).
Last Sunday to collect food for UCM. You can drop off food this Sunday or during the week this week to the church office. Please check dates on cans.
Gospel Conversations Training Conference: Tom Ford is coordinating this Free Gospel Conversations Conference on March 6 from 8:30 to 4:30. A boxed lunch will be provided in the Fellowship Hall. This hands-on interactive training includes practice of all the tools with an option to engage people in your community as we pray for laborers to be mobilized for the mission.
**Register at
3/7 & 3/8: Elijah Study by Priscilla Shirer starting March 7 & 8: In this faith-building study, you’ll discover how Elijah’s obedience to God kept him anchored, sharpened his faith, broadened his impact, and invited heaven’s fire to fall. God is also working in your life today to fashion a fiery, bold faith that will empower you to share the hope of Christ with your family, friends, co-workers, and community. We will have 2 options for you to participate in this study. Carolyn Gutierrez will lead on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am in the FH. Whichever service you come to, you can either stop in a little late or leave a little early if needed. Debi Nantz will lead on Monday nights at 6:00 pm in the Chapel. No child care provided for either class. The cost of the workbook is $10. Please RSVP to the office so we can purchase enough books. The books will be at the greeter desk or you can pick up at the office during the week.
County Road Farms Nursery-Seeking Full Time GreenHouse Assistant 
Responsibilities include, but not limited to Customer Service, Plant Care & Maintenance, Ground Maintenance, Some Lifting, and Loading. Apply in person and for more information call 828-586-5515
Macon County Dept. of Social Services 
Child Welfare Social Workers needed.  Advanced, professional-level casework providing protective and on-going case management services.  Details at
To Apply – Complete State of NC Application PD-107 submitted to NC Works at 5 West Main St. Franklin, NC 28734.

 Full-time additional administrative staff to our local Edward Jones team in Franklin, NC.

Job Description:

* Ability to deepen and broaden client relationships

* Experience in identifying opportunities to create efficiency

* Experience working independently and managing multiple priorities in a deadline-driven environment

* Proficiency in current office technology

* Willingness to learn how financial services/markets work

To apply for this position, visit and enter 58173BR in the search field.

- Bill DeWandeler
   Financial Advisor
   81 W Main St
   Franklin, NC 28734
   (828) 369-5383

Macon Citizens Habilities, Inc
Macon Group Home - Franklin
39 Hour Shift: Mon, Thurs, Fri (5PM-10PM) Sat, Sun (7AM-7PM) Iotla Group Home - Franklin

37.5 Hour Split ShiF: Mon-Fri (7AM-10AM, 5PM-9PM)

40 Hour ShiF: Mon-Thurs (11PM-9AM)

Jackson County-

Smoky Group Home - Sylva

32 Hour Shift: Fri (5PM-9PM) Sat and Sun (7AM-9PM)

34 Hour Shift: Thurs (5PM-9PM) Fri, Sat, Sun (11PM-9AM)

36 Hour Shift: Mon-Fri (6AM-11AM) Mon-Wed (5PM-9PM)

60 Hour Shift (7 on 7 off): Mon-Fri (4PM-9PM) Sat and Sun (7AM-10PM)

60 Hour Shitf (7 on 7 off): Mon-Fri (4PM-9PM) Sat and Sun (7AM-10PM)

Webster Group Home - Sylva (Webster Community)

19 Hour Shift: Mon (4p-9P) Sat and Sun (7A-2P)

19 Hour Shift: Tues (4p-9P) Sat and Sun (2P-9P)

22.5 Hour Shift: Mon-Fri (630AM-11AM)

35 Hour Shift: Fri (4P-9P) Sat and Sun (7A-10P)

Visit our Facebook Page "Macon Citizen HabliBes, Inc" for Benefits and Requirements.


Grandview Manor Care Center

We are looking to hire two individuals to join our personal care team! Both positions will work directly with our residents to ensure all of their needs are met. 

We have an opening on our second shift (3PM-11PM) and an opening on our third shift (11PM-7AM). Both positions can be full or part-time and come with flexible scheduling, educational opportunities and a great team to work with. Please apply on here, or send us a direct message with any questions. 


Hampton Inn Franklin

 Front Desk Person Fri thru Sunday 8am-4pm $9.45 Personable & Reliable, Housekeepers full and part-time $9.25. Applications at front desk 244 Cunningham Rd., No phone calls.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina,

a nonprofit mentoring organization is searching for a part-time (20 hours a week) Program Coordinator of its Swain County branch. Under the supervision of the Executive and Assistant Director, the Program Coordinator proactively performs the leadership role in the program team approach in the areas of enrollment and matching. Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in social work or related human services field. Experience in related field is desired, but not required. Ability to travel within service area and to work flexible hours, including weekends, is required. To learn more, including job responsibilities and how to apply, visit


Jackson County Parks and Recreation

Is recruiting for a Seasonal Park Worker (weekends) to clean and perform daily trash pick-up of the parks and restrooms. This employee will also perform general duties such as basic plumbing, general repair, painting, landscaping, mowing and other duties as needed. Work Period is March - October. Work Schedule: Friday through Monday, 32 hours per weekend. High School Diploma or GED required and possess a valid NC Driver license. Prefer at least one year of landscaping or general maintenance experience. To apply, submit an Application for Employment to the Sylva branch of the NCWorks Career Center or the Jackson County Human Resources Office. Closing Date: 2/12/2021.

Habitat for Humanity of Macon/Jackson County
Habitat needs volunteers to share some their skills or gain some experience learning new ones. From carpentry to cleaning, marketing to moral support, computer skills, planning and organizing or just plain common sense, the greatest gift you could ever give is your time. Any amount is good. Some great times, lasting friendships and rewarding experiences await.  Call (828)369-3716 or (828)371-5442.

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