Delays & Closings for 01/27

Delays & Closings for 01/27

- Macon County Schools: Franklin Area 3 Hour Delay - Trimont Christian Academy: 3 Hour Delay - Macon Program for Progress: LATE START SCHEDULE  

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NC may withdraw from new common core testing for students

The State Board of Education is considering not implementing a new group of tests that are focused on the Common Core Standard. In March, the first run of the federally-funded Common Core testing will take place. State Superintendent of Public Schools Dr. June Atkinson believes the tests, currently taken by North Carolina students, should not…

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State: NC Flu deaths now at 33 since October

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says 33 people in the state have died since October as a result of the flu. That number includes 15 people ages 25 to 49; 9 ages 50-64; 8 over the age of 65; and one child. According to health officials, the H1N1 strain has been…

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Propane costs going up as cold snap lingers

Propane costs going up as cold snap lingers

As the cold snap continues in western North Carolina, consumers that use propane and heating oil to keep warm will be paying more.   The average retail price for propane rose 10.3 cents from a week ago to $2.96 per gallon. That’s up 68.1 cents from a year ago, based on the residential heating fuel…

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Burns Night Supper this Saturday

Burns Night Supper this Saturday

Franklin’s Tartan Hall will come alive with Scottish heritage at the 17th annual Burns Night Supper this Saturday at 5:30 p.m. The event commemorates Scottish poet Robert Burns and attendees will enjoy a five-course authentic Scottish meal as well as other activities such as Calling of the Clans, poems, singing and dancing, and raffle and…

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Arrest Report

Arrest Report

A man charged with shooting at his girlfriend on New Year’s eve in the Nantahala Community is facing an additional charge. Alexander Justin Bryant, age 22, of Commerce, Ga. was charged with a felony count of possession of a weapon by a felon. Bryant reportedly fired a .22 rifle toward his girlfriend following an argument.…

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  • October 2, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • October 3, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • October 9, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • October 10, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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