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Town calls meeting to consider interim manager

April 24, 2014
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The town of Franklin will hold a special called meeting Monday, April 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the town hall boardroom to consider appointment of an interim town manager. Earlier this month, current town manager Warren Cabe announced his resignation from the post in order to return to the position of Macon County EMS Director.…

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Franklin High, Union Academy recognized nationally

April 24, 2014
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Franklin High, Union Academy recognized nationally

Two local schools have been named among the best in North Carolina and the nation. The news organization U.S. News & World Report recently released its 2014 list of Best High Schools in the nation and Franklin High and Union Academy both received the Bronze Award. The rankings are based on their performance on state…

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Du’ing it for Kyle to help former Maconian on a mission to change lives

April 24, 2014
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Du’ing it for Kyle to help former Maconian on a mission to change lives

Coming up this Saturday Franklin will host the “Du’ing it for Kyle” Duathlon at the Tassee Greenway Shelter from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for former Franklin resident Kyle Morgan, whose life changed after a car accident in 2010. Kyle was left paralyzed after he wrecked a vehicle while intoxicated…

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Groundbreaking at Parker Meadows

April 23, 2014
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Groundbreaking at Parker Meadows

The weekend’s rainy weather didn’t keep a crowd from gathering for the ground breaking ceremony at the site of the future Parker Meadows Sporting Complex, kicking off the beginning of a much anticipated project to benefit the citizens of Macon County. Young and old alike, from little league baseball players to senior citizens, showed up…

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Potential buyers looking at Robbinsville furniture plant

April 23, 2014
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With 400 jobs on the line, residents of Graham County and employees of the Stanley Furniture plant there are hopeful the plant could continue operations under new ownership. Carolina Public Press reports the plant, which is soon to shutdown, may be purchased by another company. Five companies are interested in the facility including Ashley Furniture…

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Sheriff Blotter: Road rage, fraud arrest

April 23, 2014
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Sheriff Blotter: Road rage, fraud arrest

Macon County Deputies investigated a report of assault by pointing a gun and assault with a deadly weapon on April 14. According to an incident report, a a local man told officers someone fired a handgun at him following a road rage incident at the intersection of 28 North and Sanderstown Road near the recycling…

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Panther baseball schedule changed this week

April 23, 2014
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The Franklin Panther varsity baseball team has rearranged its game schedule for this week. Tuesday’s game against Smoky Mountain was moved to today at 7 p.m. at Macon Middle School and Friday’s game against Rabun County has been moved to Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Only six games remain in the regular season as the Panthers…

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Community-wide effort aimed to increase physical activity in Macon Co.

April 22, 2014
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Community-wide effort aimed to increase physical activity in Macon Co.

Macon County Public Health’s Healthy Carolinians Coalition is kicking off a new community-wide initiative to get Maconians more active. Kickoff events for the walking program, known as Leading the Way to Wellness, will begin Saturday, April 26 at 8:30 a.m. at Franklin’s town hall or in Highlands at the town hall at 11 a.m. on…

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N.C. jobless rate continued improving last month

April 22, 2014
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North Carolina’s unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent in March as employers added more than 20,000 new jobs across the state, according to data released Friday by the state Department of Commerce. The new jobs mean North Carolina saw the second largest increase in employment in the nation, while the state’s unemployment rate is at…

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FUMC to hold drive-through prayer

April 22, 2014
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FUMC to hold drive-through prayer

The First United Methodist Church will be celebrating National Day of Prayer on May 1 with “Drive Through Prayer” from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The event will be held in the lower parking lot of the church at the corner of Main Street and Harrison Avenue. The community is invited for one-on-one private prayer.…

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  • April 26, 2014 8:00 amKYLE MORGAN BENEFIT
  • April 28, 2014 6:00 pm"HIS TABLE" FREE DINNER
  • April 30, 2014 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
  • May 14, 2014 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
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