Another merger possible for local mental health manager

An update on the changes to Medicaid-based mental health services in western North Carolina was a topic discussed by the Macon County Board of Commissioners at their meeting Tuesday. Shelly Foreman, one of the Senior Directors of Smoky Mountain Local Management Entity (LME), provided some new information to commissioners on the state of managed care…

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N.C. licenses to feature veteran designation

N.C. licenses to feature veteran designation

Qualified North Carolina military veterans will now be able to carry the designation “VETERAN” on their driver licenses and identification cards. Thanks to a law passed by the General Assembly, veterans who have been honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces who present their DD-214 discharge form can apply at a driver license office for…

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Plans announced for Cullasaja Gorge Clean-Up

The Highlands & Franklin Chambers of Commerce will be teaming up with Venture Local Franklin, and Stay And Play in the Smokies for this year’s annual spring gorge clean-up on Saturday, April 12th. The groups say they know how important it is to keep our community clean. Volunteers will at Pine Grove Baptist Church at…

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Challenge against Shields’ residency withdrawn

The challenge against the qualifications of candidate Gary Shields to run for District II County Commission has been dropped. The Board of Elections reported Wednesday that the challenger, Vic Drummond, officially withdrew his challenge that questioned Shields’ residency and whether he actually resided in District II. A hearing was scheduled for Tuesday, March 18. On…

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WNCC-FM Announces 2014 FHS Baseball Broadcast Schedule

WNCC-FM Announces 2014 FHS Baseball Broadcast Schedule

The Franklin High School Baseball team begins WNCAC play this Friday and 96.7 WNCC-FM has announced its broadcast schedule for 2014. As the station has done for a number of years this seasons broadcasts will begin with the conference opener at Brevard High School.  Game times vary through out the year and additionally along with…

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Safety reminders for spring fire season

Safety reminders for spring fire season

The spring fire season is starting here in the mountains and as you get outdoors to burn and clean up your property, state officials remind you to use caution. Steve Troxler, North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner, explains a few things to keep with you while conducting a burn. “You need a shovel or garden hoe to…

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  • October 30, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • October 31, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • November 6, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • November 7, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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