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Project Poinsettia delivers at Macon Valley

December 19, 2014
Project Poinsettia delivers at Macon Valley

On Friday, Franklin-area State Farm Agents along with staff of 1050 WFSC-AM delivered 75 Christmas Poinsettias to the wonderful residents at Macon Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on the Old Murphy Road. This was part of their annual project to help brighten the Christmas season for those in need.    

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Smoky Mt. Toys for Tots still in need of toys

December 19, 2014
Smoky Mt. Toys for Tots still in need of toys

Smoky Mountain Toys for Tots says it still has a great need for toy donations for boys ages 0-14 and girls ages 6-14. You can drop off unwrapped toys at several collection sites in Franklin between now and December 22. Smoky Mountain Toys for Tots serves children in need in Macon, Jackson, and Swain Counties,…

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Seasonal road closures begin in Nantahala Ranger District

December 19, 2014

The Nantahala Ranger District, Nantahala National Forest, will close some of its roads for the winter season starting January 2 until April 1. During this period these roads are susceptible to freezing and thawing, and they become very soft and easily damaged by traffic. The roads to be closed are: Boardtree (#388), Upper Nantahala (#67),…

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NCDOT ready for winter weather

December 19, 2014
NCDOT ready for winter weather

Forecasters say winter weather may be in the picture for the mountains of western North Carolina next week—and the NCDOT says it is prepared for the coming winter. Steve Abbott with NCDOT says the department stockpiled on road clearing materials earlier this year when prices were at their lowest. “We have brine, salt, and sand…

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Wilderness resolution prompts debate at commission meeting

December 19, 2014

New plans for forest management in the Nantahala National Forest are about two years out from being finalized, but all residents are not on the same page when it comes to the Forest Service’s proposal to create more Wilderness areas in Macon County. The matter drew a large crowd for public comment at the December…

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NC may soon approve online charter schools

December 19, 2014

A decision could be made next month by the state school board on whether online charter schools would be allowed in North Carolina. North Carolina currently has no online charter schools, which are run by companies and rely on parents and adults to guide students. A committee appointed by the State Board of Education on…

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School system closer to selling Cullasaja School

December 18, 2014

Macon County school officials say the school district is closer to selling the Cullasaja School property, which closed more than four years ago. At the board of education’s meeting Monday, board attorney John Henning Jr. said one bid of $75,000 had been made, but an upset bid of $80,000 came in. Henning says there may…

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Maconians can comment on wildlife regulation changes next month

December 18, 2014
Maconians can comment on wildlife regulation changes next month

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will conduct nine public hearings in January on proposed changes to the state’s wildlife management, game lands and fishing regulations for the 2015-16 seasons. Among the wildlife management-related proposed changes are temporary rules regulating the holding of deer in captivity. The proposals meet the General Assembly’s directive and follow the…

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Franklin’s Simpson puts up 20 in Catamount win

December 18, 2014

Junior guard Lindsay Simpson poured in a season-high 20 points as Western Carolina women’s basketball muscled its way past UNC Asheville 79-66, at the Bulldogs Education Day game, Wednesday afternoon in Kimmell Arena. The Catamounts improve to 6-4 on the season scoring the most points of the year. UNC Asheville falls to 3-7. Simpson, a…

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Gas prices continue to fall

December 18, 2014

The price at the pump is a lot more pleasant for drivers this Christmas season—and there are several factors behind the decline according to Tiffany Wright with AAA Carolinas. “The big factor is domestically our supply is abundant. As you look at supply and demand, there are less folks on the road and we have…

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Community Calendar

  • December 19, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • December 25, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • December 26, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • January 1, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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