20th Annual Greening Up the Mountains Saturday in Sylva

Saturday, Downtown Sylva will be celebrating the 20th annual Greening Up the Mountains event. This year, a record 220 vendors will be taking part in the event, which will have live music, food, arts and crafts as well as a 5K. The record-setting 220 vendors range from heritage and handmade arts and crafts, to learning experiences and displays dealing with […]

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Franklin Rodeo Starts Friday Night

The Franklin High School FFA Rodeo is getting underway Friday. Last year’s rodeo was a major success, raising $7,000 for the FFA, and was named the 2016 Small Rodeo of the Year, by the Southern Rodeo Association. Franklin High School Principal, Barry Woody said that winning the award for last year’s rodeo was a major honor, “This is a pretty big […]

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WCU Hosting Art Competition

Artists from Western Carolina University and across the region are invited to submit entries in the Judaculla Art Competition being sponsored by WCU’s Cherokee Center. Artwork on paper, canvas or in standing sculpture form can be turned in at the Cherokee Center, located at 1594 Acquoni Road in Cherokee, through Monday, May 1. The artwork should be based on Judaculla […]

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Macon County Sheriff’s Office K9 Chase to Get Body Armor

From the Macon County Sheriff’s Office: “Macon County Sheriff’s Office K9 Chase will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Chase’s vest is being sponsored by Franklin Veterinary Hospital, PA of Franklin, NC and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Bono Malum Superate”. Delivery is expected […]

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Empty Bowl Fundraiser Friday for Community Table

The Community Table is hosting their annual Empty Bowl event on Friday. Executive Director, Amy Grimes Sims says that The Community Table has been helping feed the hungry for over 15 years in Jackson County, “We’ve been around since 1999, and we are primarily a soup kitchen and food pantry. It’s our mission to get nutritious foods to our neighbors […]

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Franklin Native to Take Over Football Program at Rabun Gap

Shawn Bryson will join the Rabun Gap community this fall as Head Football Coach. He will be the school’s second Head Coach since the program began in 2011. Coach Bryson comes to Rabun Gap from coaching running backs at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. The Franklin, North Carolina, native has played football on the collegiate and professional levels. He was a […]

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Senior Center Hosting Clinic to Help with Advanced Planning

Wednesday afternoon, the Macon County Senior Services will be hosting a workshop to help people set up plans for their advanced care. The workshop will include; learning about health care powers of attorney, living wills, and completing your advanced directives. The clinic is offered for free to people in the community, and will be taking place from 2 to 4 in […]

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Forest Service Warns Everyone About Black Bears

From the Forest Service: “The Nantahala National Forest is warning visitors going to Panthertown on the Nantahala Ranger District to be on the look-out for black bears. The warning comes after recent bear encounters in Panthertown. No injuries have been reported. Bears have stolen food multiple times with people present and reportedly shredded a tent even though no food was […]

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Safe Kids to Host Safety Town Day on Saturday

One in 10 children ages 19 and under will be seen in an emergency department for a non-fatal unintentional injury this year, according to Safe Kids Worldwide. With the goal of reducing the number of preventable injuries to children, Safe Kids coalitions around the world work year round to raise awareness and educate the public on how to protect kids […]

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Franklin Aldermen Prep for Upcoming Budget

Late Monday Afternoon, the Town of Franklin Board of Aldermen held their first meeting on the upcoming fiscal year’s budget. After going through the line items in the town’s budget, there will be less money in the 17-18 budget, according to Town Manager, Summer Woodard, “Overall, the decrease and increase for this proposed upcoming budget year, you’ll have a shortfall […]

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