Applications being taken for energy assistance

Macon County DSS is accepting applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program known as LIHEAP. LIHEAP provides a one-time annual vendor payment to help eligible with their heating expenses. To be eligible at household must have either: An elderly person age 60 and above OR; A disabled person receiving SSI, SSA, or VA…

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WNCC-FM Announces FHS Basketball Broadcast Schedule

WNCC-FM Announces FHS Basketball Broadcast Schedule

The Franklin High School Boys and Girls basketball teams tip-off this week and 96.7 WNCC-FM has announced the broadcast schedule of games for the 2013-2014 season. As in years past WNCC will broadcast all of the Western North Carolina Athletic Conference games beginning with the conference  opener Friday at Brevard. Once again entering his 7th…

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Carenet cuts back Soup Café

Local food pantry Carenet says it has to cut back on its Soup Café program that has grown in demand over the past few years. Carenet Executive Director Shaina Adkins says the program has expanded much farther than it was planned to, and additional challenges with funding, donations, and limited volunteers made it difficult to…

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December meetings tonight for town, school board

This evening, the Macon County Board of Education and Franklin Board of Aldermen will hold their regular meetings for December. The school board will meet at 6 p.m. at Nantahala School and the town board will meet at 7 p.m. at town hall. Newly elected Franklin Mayor Bob Scott and aldermen Barbara McCrae and Patti…

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Land Trust aims to restore J.H. Duncan Oil property

LTLT has signed a contract to purchase the J.H. Duncan Oil Company property (former CITGO gas station) adjacent to LTLT’s office at 557 East Main Street in Franklin. Including 350 feet of river frontage, the 1.3-acre property is a former petroleum storage and dispensing facility and is expected to have soil contamination from that long-term…

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Tips to shop safely on Cyber Monday

Today is the busiest online shopping day of the year as web stores offers their best deals of the year and many will provide free shipping. If you’re planning to take part in Cyber Monday it’s important to shop safely. The North Carolina Attorney General’s Office recommends you stick to well-established companies with secure web…

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Community Calendar

  • November 13, 2013 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
  • July 25, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • July 25, 2014 6:30 pmVACATION BIBLE SCHOOL @ EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
  • July 31, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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