Angel announces plans for outpatient center

Angel announces plans for outpatient center

Angel Medical Center is announcing plans for a major expansion of facilities with a new medical services building. Hospital officials say the new 25,000-square-foot facility will significantly increase access to outpatient services for Macon County and surrounding communities. It will be located adjacent to Angel Medical Center in Franklin and will feature a state-of-the-art cancer…

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Local weaver to receive prestigious Heritage Award from governor

Local weaver to receive prestigious Heritage Award from governor

A Jackson County woman is among five North Carolinians who will receive the state’s prestigious Heritage Award next May. Governor Pat McCrory announced that Susan Morgan Leveille, of Dillsboro, will be a 2014 North Carolina Heritage Award recipient. Leveille has become renowned for her weaving after she first sat at a loom to weave at…

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School board hopes to clear confusion on gun law

It appears the Macon County Board of Education will not try to counter a state law that permits locked concealed guns in locked vehicles on school grounds. At the board meeting Monday night, school board attorney John Henning recommended the board not attempt to pass a local ban that would override the law in Macon…

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Town decides on nonprofit funding requests

The Franklin town board met Monday night to consider funding requests from a dozen Franklin-based nonprofit groups. The board voted to fund each group, but not for the amounts they had requested. According to Summer Woodard, with the town of Franklin,each organization’s request was cut. Nonprofits collectively requested $68,829.25, but only received $40,000. Each year…

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Mountain Heritage Day coming to WCU

Mountain Heritage Day coming to WCU

The 39th annual Mountain Heritage Day is a coming to Western Carolina University on Saturday, September 28. Mountain Heritage Day is combination old-fashioned mountain fair and showcase for Southern Appalachian music, arts, dance and song, with the atmosphere of a big family reunion. The festival will take place on the Intramural Field of the Campus…

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Panthers up again in state football poll

The Franklin Panther football moves ahead in the NCPreps.com 2-A state rankings this week. Franklin, coming off a dominating 46-6 win against Enka, is 4-0 and has been ranked No. 2 in the state by the high school sports website. In Friday’s win, the Panthers gave up an early touchdown to the Jets, but that…

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