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Maconian named Environmental Specialist of the Year by state

September 30, 2014
Maconian named Environmental Specialist of the Year by state

An employee of the Macon County Public Health Department receives special recognition from state health officials for his efforts to reveal abnormally high levels of lead in Macon County water wells.Macon County Public Health Environmental Health Specialist, Harold Faircloth, RS (L) was named as the 2014 “Environmental Specialist of the Year” by the NC Public…

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FHS Marching Band to perform at Liberty Bowl

September 30, 2014

The Franklin High School Marching Panther Regiment has been officially invited to perform the half-time show for 85,000 spectators, and on national television with a guest artist at the 2015 Liberty Bowl in Memphis, TN. This trip will be for next year and the band has begun fundraising for the event now. The fruit sale has officially…

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Get ready for Gingerbread House competition with “How-To” Demonstration

September 30, 2014
Get ready for Gingerbread House competition with “How-To” Demonstration

It’s still about two months away, but Franklin’s Gingerbread House Competition will return this year—and local residents can build their skills with a free how-to seminar next week. The Franklin Chamber of Commerce, along with Main Street Bakery, will host the  “How To Create A Gingerbread House” Event on Tuesday, October 7 at 6:00 pm. …

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Duke to spend $10 million on improving water quality in Carolinas

September 30, 2014

Duke Energy has announced the creation of a $10 million Water Resources Fund to benefit waterways across North Carolina and South Carolina. The fund will also be used to improve waterways downstream from Duke Energy operations that flow into neighboring states. In addition to the Water Resources Fund, Duke Energy is investing $500,000 in enhancements to…

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Illegal Immigrant sentenced to 20 years for child sex crimes in Macon County

September 29, 2014

An illegal immigrant charged in February with rape of a child will serve at least 20 years in prison. Cirillo Pasual, age 23, who lists a Franklin address, pleaded guilty to first degree rape of a child in Macon County Superior Court on September 23. Pascual was sentenced by Judge Mark Powell to serve 20…

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Macon transportation projects ranked by new NCDOT law

September 29, 2014
Macon transportation projects ranked by new NCDOT law

A list of Macon County’s transportation projects requested for the next several years have received final scores from the NCDOT using a new Strategic Mobility Formula. The formula to help rank projects was established last year by new law known as Strategic Transportation Investments (STI). STI was created to make more efficient use of available…

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Forest Service to close Ball Creek Road for repair

September 29, 2014

The US Forest Service announced that Ball Creek Road (NFSR 83), located in Macon County, NC on the Nantahala Ranger District of the Nantahala National Forest, will be temporarily closed for its entire length from approximately September 29th until late October, depending on the duration of the road work. Ball Creek Road begins at Coweeta…

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Highlands Dermatology opens Franklin office

September 29, 2014
Highlands Dermatology opens Franklin office

Highlands Dermatology, which has served Macon County from its office in Highlands for the past decade, recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Franklin Chamber of Commerce. “We value the confidence that those long-established patients have shown in the excellent care we provide and now they will have a much shorter drive.  And, of…

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Franklin Defeats Brevard 44-7, Young Set Record

September 27, 2014

Franklin opened up conference play with a dominating performance the panthers scored 41 points in the first half in route to a 44-7 victory over Brevard. Jeremiah Young scored two touchdowns to give him the all time record for career touchdowns with 46. Brevard’s only touchdown came in the final minute on a 12 yard…

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NCDOT announces bridge replacement over Jones Creek

September 26, 2014

Beginning Monday, September 29, SR 1448 will be closed to all through traffic at the intersection of SR 1128 to 0.2 mile west of SR 1448. The closure of this section of SR 1448 is necessary in order to remove and replace Bridge No. 344 over Jones Creek. The NCDOT anticipates reopening SR 1448 to…

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