Truck accident knocks out power to courthouse

An accident involving a box truck Monday afternoon knocks out power in downtown Franklin. According to Franklin Police Patrol Sergeant Tony Ashe, the accident occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m. when a box truck attempting to turn into the courthouse parking lot from Macon Avenue became caught in overhead phone lines and pulled down the utility…

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Aldermen taking action on unsightly property

Aldermen taking action on unsightly property

For several years, town officials have heard numerous complaints in reference to property located at 415 Forest Avenue, Franklin. According to board members, the property located in the city limits is a horrible eyesight, so bad that residents have asked the town to take care of the matter. Currently a burned mobile home and an…

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NC Senate candidates to meet at forum in Franklin

On Thursday, September 11, the League of Women Voters of Macon County will host a forum for Jim Davis (R) and Jane Hipp(D), candidates for NC Senate District 50. The forum will be held in Tartan Hall in Franklin at noon. The public is invited and attendees will have an opportunity to question and speak…

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Franklin employment office now certified as NC Works Career Center

The Macon County Employment Security Office, formerly known as JobLink, is among one of the first job centers in the state to be certified as a NC Works Career Center. Dale West, manager of the Career Center, says the Franklin office received certification within the past month. West says the certification and name change are part…

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Academic growth exceeded in 5 of 11 Macon County schools

Academic growth exceeded in 5 of 11 Macon County schools

The latest information out from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction indicates that five of Macon County’s 11 schools exceeded academic growth goals for the 2013-2014 school year. Academic growth is part of North Carolina’s new accountability model, along with the percentage of students who score proficient on state assessments. Standards are much higher…

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Town awarded grant for stream restoration at Memorial Park

Town awarded grant for stream restoration at Memorial Park

Town Manager Summer Woodard delivered good news to town officials at the September meeting of the Franklin Board of Aldermen. The town of Franklin was awarded a $20,000 grant from Duke Energy to be used for a full stream restoration at Memorial Park, better known as the “Jaycee Park.” For the last few months, Woodard…

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