Community asked to help “Fill the Bag”

Local faith-based food pantry Carenet launched its annual Fill the Bag campaign in time for the upcoming holidays. Demand continues to grow at Carenet, according to executive director Shania Adkins. Over 14,000 families have received some type of assistance from Carenet this year. With the Fill the Bag program, the pantry is hoping to shore…

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Franklin’s Dills in line for WNC Rotary Gov.

The Rotary International District of Western North Carolina announced the District Governor for 2016-2017 will be a Franklin Rotarian. Gary Dills, of the Franklin Rotary Club, was named District Governor for the 2016-2017 term. Dills’ nomination marks the third consecutive for a Franklin resident to lead as District Governor. Franklin’s Gary Bray and Billi Black…

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Think local this Thanksgiving

As you gather recipes and ideas for the coming Thanksgiving Holiday, keep local food providers in mind when making your list. North Carolina Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler encourages residents to buy local when possible, and this Thanksgiving will be a good opportunity to do so. The Franklin Farmer’s tailgate market is closed for the season,…

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Update: WCU fire

On Thursday, fire officials were still unsure of what caused Thursday morning’s fire on the campus of Western Carolina University. According to student newspaper, The Western Carolinian, the fire is believed to have started in a Subway restaurant in a strip mall on campus—it then spread to surrounding buildings. Students were notified of the event…

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Franklin’s Christmas Parade to feature food drive for Carenet

Franklin’s Christmas Parade to feature food drive for Carenet

The 2013 Franklin Christmas Parade is scheduled for Sunday, December 1 beginning at 3pm. A wonderful tradition falling on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, this year’s parade is sure to delight all of those that attend. “A Picture Perfect Christmas” is this year’s theme providing for a broad range of ideas to be incorporated in float…

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38th “Battle for Old Mountain Jug” could be last

38th “Battle for Old Mountain Jug” could be last

The WCU football team heads to Appalachian State this weekend for what some say could be the last “Battle for the Old Mountain Jug.” App State will leave the Southern Conference for the Sun Belt Conference next season, and least for the foreseeable future, this will be the last game on the gridiron for Western…

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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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