Franklin pole vaulter breaks state record

A state record was broken on Saturday by a member of the Franklin High School track team at the 2-A State Championship at NC A&T. Franklin senior Danielle Brown reached 11 feet, 2 inches in the pole vaulting competition—beating the previous North Carolina record of 10 feet, 6 inches. Brown was the only athlete from…

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Gov. McCrory: All teachers will see a raise

In February, Governor McCrory announced he would work to increase the base pay for North Carolina teachers to $35,000. At the time, the governor said he would announce additional teacher pay initiatives after the state’s revenue picture became clearer. The “Career Pathways for Teachers” framework the governor unveiled at North Carolina Agricultural and Technological University…

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Airing of the Quilts: 4th Annual Event to be held Saturday, May 10th

Airing of the Quilts: 4th Annual Event to be held Saturday, May 10th

On Saturday, May 10th, the artistry of quilting will be showcased with the fourth annual Airing of the Quilts in Franklin. Airing of the Quilts will be held in Historic Downtown Franklin and in other areas of Macon County as well. Airing of the Quilts will feature hundreds of quilts airing throughout downtown Franklin and…

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2014 Public Health Hero announced

2014 Public Health Hero announced

During the month of April, Macon County Public Health celebrated Public Health Month by recognizing a Public Health Hero. The objective of making this award is to broaden people’s awareness and understanding of the important role that public health plays in all of our lives. Macon County Public Health asked the public to submit nominations…

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Macon County inmate death under investigation

State and local law enforcement are investigating the death of a Macon County inmate who died in a cell at the Detention Center on Saturday Macon County Sheriff Robby Holland says the inmate, 34-year-old, Stephen Paul Johnson, of Franklin, had been in a lock-down cell for approximately 21 hours under observation at all times. Around…

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Town seeks tax hike in upcoming budget

A slight tax increase is in the proposed 2014-2015 fiscal year budget for the town of Franklin, which was presented at the May 5 town board meeting. The budget message indicates the town is seeking an ad-valorem tax increase from 25 to 26 cents per $100 of valuation to allow for balancing the budget and…

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Community Calendar

  • January 29, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • January 30, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • February 5, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • February 6, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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