Unique delivery at Angel

Unique delivery at Angel

When Danielle and Stephen Roberts found out they were expecting their first child, they could not have known how unique their delivery date and the baby’s weight would end up. But when their son, Stephen, was born weighing 9 pounds, 10 ounces on November 12, 2013 (11-12-13) at Angel Medical Center, it was obvious. During…

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Count shows less are homeless in Macon County

Homeless ministries in Macon County are gearing up to provide shelter to residents in need as the weather turns colder. Homelessness is a reality in the Franklin area, but some recent data indicate that the situation may be improving. According to the North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness, the last Point-in-Time count of homeless residents…

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Officials continue probe into fatal wreck

The investigation continues into Monday evening’s fatal accident that killed a four-month-old child in Franklin. State Troopers say 58-year-old Kenneth Pearce crossed the center line on the Highlands Road near the intersection of Sugarfork Road and stuck the car driven by 32-year-old Angelina Feria-Cruz, who had her infant daughter Lindsay Cardenas on board. The child was…

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Changes ahead for GED

Changes to the GED test making it more rigorous have many scrambling to complete it by the end of the year. Changes in 2014 will align the high-school equivalency test with new college and career readiness standards. Rebecca Loli, coordinator for adult basic education and GED programs for AB Tech , says those in the…

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Panthers tip-off hoops season tonight

The 2013-2014 basketball season officially gets underway tonight for the Franklin Panthers as they travel to TC Roberson. The Lady Panthers will tip off against the Lady Rams beginning at 6:30 p.m. followed by the boy’s game. Franklin will begin conference play on Friday at Brevard; and will host Pisgah in their home opener at…

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Scott’s message for town: Embrace youth, listen, and promote economic growth

Scott’s message for town: Embrace youth, listen, and promote economic growth

A new beginning was how new Franklin Mayor Bob Scott described Monday night’s town aldermen meeting as he and two new aldermen were officially sworn in. Mayor Scott, along with aldermen Barbara McCrae and Patti Abel took their Oath of Office from Clerk of Court Vic Perry prior to the meeting. Scott delivered some opening…

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Community Calendar

  • July 23, 2014 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
  • July 23, 2014 6:30 pmVACATION BIBLE SCHOOL @ EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
  • July 24, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • July 24, 2014 6:30 pmVACATION BIBLE SCHOOL @ EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
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