Residents can comment on Cat Creek Rd. safety changes

Local residents who want to weigh in on proposed safety improvements to U.S. 23/441 at Cat Creek Road in Franklin can do so at a public meeting on Thursday, October 10. The North Carolina Department of Transportation will hold the meeting from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Franklin Town Hall Board Room, located at…

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Gov. shutdown ripples into Macon County

A wide range of services provided by the federal government remain on hold as the shutdown continues. Macon County is already noticing affects of the federal gridlock—employees at the Forest Service research station Coweeta Lab in Otto are among the federal employees put on furlough. Due to advance funding, the VA clinic in Franklin and…

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Macon Sheriff cautions about new scam

Macon Sheriff cautions about new scam

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a recent scam that threatens seizure of personal property if a debt is not paid. Individuals have been calling and telling citizens they are working for a company and represent the Macon County Sheriff’s Office and that there is a debt owed by the person receiving…

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Federal impasse curtails WNC recreation opportunities

The federal government shutdown has lead to the closure of most facilities in the national forests here in North Carolina. The closure affects offices, many campgrounds, day use areas, bathrooms, shooting ranges, off-highway vehicle trails, fee areas and other facilities managed by U.S. Forest Service in the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests. The following campgrounds…

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Details on Grayson Hall 5K announced

The Franklin Cross Country team will host the Grayson Hall Memorial 5K race on Saturday, November 16, at 9:00 a.m. at Tassee Park on the Little Tennessee Greenway in Franklin. This is the 9th year for the Grayson Hall Memorial race, which raises money for a Franklin High School scholarship. The idea for the race…

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Franklin woman escapes serious injury after hitting tractor-trailer

Franklin woman escapes serious injury after hitting tractor-trailer

A 20-year-old Franklin driver is recovering with non life-threatening injuries after nearly colliding head-on with a tractor-trailer Friday morning. Trooper Mike Henry with the N.C. Highway Patrol says the driver, Victoria Wood, was traveling north in a 1995 Toyota passenger car near 1687 Georgia Road when she veered across the road and into the southbound…

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