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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Franklin Police warn of Green Dot card scam

Franklin Police warn of Green Dot card scam

Franklin Police are warning local residents of a new scam that involves buying what is known as a Green Dot Money Pak Card, or a similar type of prepaid debit card. Police Detective Tracy Chastain says scammers targeted a Franklin man recently by calling him and telling him he had won big money. The catch,…

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Maconians can enroll this week in cancer prevention study

Macon County residents are asked to help with a large-scale cancer prevention study to help researchers get closer to a cure. You can enrollment in the Cancer Prevention Study-3 on Wednesday and Thursday at Angel Medical Center. The American Cancer Society is seeking residents who haven’t been diagnosed with cancer and are between the ages…

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Autumn foliage forecast a bit brighter

The summer’s heavy rain lead many experts to forecast a less-than-spectacular season for fall color, but recent weather patterns may change that. The dry and sunny conditions since August could brighten up the autumn foliage—according to forecasters such as Dr. Kathy Mathews, a biology professor at Western Carolina University. Mathews indicated a dry pattern in…

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