Lecture on Total Eclipse Coming to Franklin

Next Friday, a lecture on the August solar eclipse will be in Franklin. On Friday, June 2nd, Professor Enrique Gomez, an Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy will be speaking about the eclipse, how it happens, and the science behind all of it. Gomez will also be talking to everyone about the best ways to view the eclipse, and to […]

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Macon County Manager Presents Proposed Budget to Commissioners

At this week’s meeting of the Macon County Board of Commissioners, County Manager Derek Roland presented the board with his proposed budget for the coming Fiscal Year, which starts on July 1st. Roland presented the proposed budget, which is over $49 million, “The Fiscal Year 17-18 budget of $49.5 million, will enable us to continue improving this organization, as well […]

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Franklin’s Relay for Life Taking Place Friday Evening

This evening, Franklin will be holding the annual Relay for Life event. This year, the theme for the event is “Wipe Out Cancer”. The event will be taking place at Macon Middle School, with the Opening Ceremony starting at 6 pm, with the Survivor Ceremony getting underway at 6:30. There are several different things that will be taking place during […]

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FHS Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Announced

The Franklin High School Hall of Fame class of 2017 was announced at this week’s FHS athletic banquet. There are 4 people that will be joining the hall this year. The class of 2017 nominees were announced by Rhonda Blanton, with the FHS booster club. The first two members that were announced during the banquet were brothers and runners, Corby […]

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Franklin Honors Those Who “Gave All” at Law Enforcement Memorial Day

Law enforcement agencies, local dignitaries and others gathered this week at the courthouse square for the annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service presented by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #81 of Macon and Jackson Counties. The service is held each year to recognize law enforcement officers in North Carolina who have gave the ultimate sacrifice of their lives while serving […]

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Over 40 Animals Relinquished From Macon County Home

Friday Afternoon, over 40 animals were relinquished to the Macon County Animal Services from a home on Radio Hill Road. Macon County Public Health Director Jim Bruckner says that it all started with a complaint earlier last week, “Macon County Animal Services responded to and investigated a complaint that was received on May 8th on Radio Hill Road. Upon investigation […]

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Town Officials Vote to Change “Aldermen” Name

It’s official, the Town of Franklin will no longer use the term “aldermen” to describe its governing officials. After a motion by Alderman Barbara McRae with a second by Alderman Brandon McMahan, the board voted 3-2 to amend the charter of the town changing the style of the governing board of the municipal corporation from board of aldermen to town […]

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