New cases of Enterovirus emerge in NC

Three new cases of the Enterovirus D68 have emerged in North Carolina—according to state health officials—who say have there have been nine confirmed cases since September 22. Dr. Zack Moore with the Division of Public Health says Enterovirus has been around since the 1960′s — in several strains — but there are still a lot…

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Survey reveals NC teens smoking less, using more e-cigs

The 2013 N.C. Youth Tobacco Survey, recently released by the Division of Public Health, delivers both good and bad news to those working to prevent tobacco use among North Carolina students. Results show the lowest teen cigarette smoking rates ever recorded, along with a significant increase in teen use of certain non-cigarette tobacco products, including…

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Macon school board candidates forum Oct. 23

The Macon County North Carolina Association of Educators will host a candidates forum form Macon County school board candidates on Thursday, October 23 at  7: 00 p.m. at the Franklin High School Fine Arts Center. The goal of the event is to provide the Macon County community an opportunity to see and hear all candidates for these…

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LTLT gets grant to expand Nikwasi-Cowee Corridor

LTLT gets grant to expand Nikwasi-Cowee Corridor

The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee is among the recipients of a Cherokee Preservation Foundation (CPF) grant to continue improving the quality of life for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) and the surrounding region. The $425,975 grant will help with various environmental and asset improvements along the corridor from Nikwasi to Cowee,…

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Franklin leaders: Nikwasi to remain under town ownership

The town of Franklin says it will keep ownership of the Nikwasi Mound. On Monday night during the board of aldermen meeting, a resolution was unanimously adopted by the board stating the ownership of the mound will remain with the town of Franklin. “Whereas the deed to the Nikwasi Mound as written and recorded in…

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County gifted land near Greenway

County leaders say a gift of property from a generous local resident may open the door to an expansion of the Greenway in Franklin. County Commissioners unanimously accepted the .66 parcel from the Richard Jones family at their September 29 meeting. The property is adjacent to the Greenway and is located behind the East Franklin…

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  • May 28, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • May 29, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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