County encourages talks regarding Nikwasi Mound

Macon County leaders are hopeful the town of Franklin and Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will begin talks about the future of maintaining and preserving the Nikwasi Mound. At their September meeting, county commissioners adopted a resolution showing their support to continue the partnership with the Eastern Band. The historic mound is property of the…

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Panthers win, snap Swain’s streak

On Friday, the Franklin Panther football team did something no other team has done in two years: beat Swain in the regular season. Swain County saw that 21-game regular season win streak end at the Panther Pit–ironically the same place they last lost a regular season contest. It was a hard-fought win for Franklin as…

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Broken power pole halts traffic on 441

Traffic on U.S. 441 between the Highlands Road and Dowdle Mountain Road exits came to a halt on Saturday night after a power pole broke and sent live wires onto the roadway. The incident was reported at 10:31 p.m., after a power pole fell at a location on Keystone Drive, adjacent to the four-lane highway.…

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N.C. Lottery to offer online subscriptions

The N.C. Education Lottery announced plans they’ll soon offer some of their games online. The new service, planned to begin in November, will allow tickets to be bought for its three jackpot games by a subscription through its website. Lottery officials say the online service has some restrictions and is designed for lottery players who…

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County approves $21,000 for preliminary work at Parker Meadows

Plans to develop a new recreation complex on the 48-acre Parker Meadow property are progressing. County Commissioners voted Tuesday to allocate an additional $21,000 upfront to prepare the site for phase one of development. Engineer Mike Lavoy has been working on the project. He says the funds will provide an updated and more accurate topographical…

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Angel provides local teachers with health fair

Angel provides local teachers with health fair

Angel Medical Center gave a hand to our local teachers as they prepared their classes for the beginning of school with a free health fair. Members of the hospital staff, Kim Watkins, RN, Paula Alter, Director of Business Development, and Jennifer Hollifield, Director of Volunteers, visited East Franklin School, Mountain View Intermediate School, Franklin High…

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