State leaders announce plan to boost teacher pay

On Monday, North Carolina leaders announced details of a plan to make starting teacher salaries among the highest in the Southeast. Governor Pat McCrory, Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest and other legislative leaders say this is the first step to improve teacher and state employee salaries. In their statement, they announced a commitment to boost starting…

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Today’s FHS basketball game now cancelled

This afternoon’s 4 p.m. game between Franklin and Tuscola at the Panther Den has been cancelled. We will pass along the reschedule date and time when it is announced.

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WNC could see heavy snowfall this week

WNC could see heavy snowfall this week

Forecasters say more winter weather is headed to the western mountains. The combination of a cold Canadian air mass and gradually returning moisture is expected to produce wintry precipitation across the region thought midweek. The heaviest precipitation is expected Wednesday and Wednesday night with heavy accumulations of snow, sleet, and freezing rain expected. Light snow…

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More details of teacher raise and tenure law revealed at meeting

More details of teacher raise and tenure law revealed at meeting

In an effort to answer many questions that surround the recent legislative changes concerning teacher tenure, the school board held an informational meeting Thursday at Franklin High School. A small crowd of up to thirty teachers, staff and administration gathered for the meeting. School Board Chairman Jim Breedlove and board members Tommy Cabe and Gary…

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Cartoogechaye students learn about K-9 Officers

Cartoogechaye students learn about K-9 Officers

Second grade students at Cartoogechaye Elementary received a visit from members of the Macon County Sheriff’s Department on February 7th. Officers Craig Stahl, Clay Bryson and David Blanton, along with their K-9 companions, Conan, Hoss and Zee presented a wonderful program about their jobs as K-9 law enforcement officers. The officers did several demonstrations with…

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Town sets deadline for deliquent tax advertisement

Town sets deadline for deliquent tax advertisement

The town of Franklin has set a deadline for those who owe unpaid taxes that are liens on real property, to pay and avoid being advertised. Tax Collector Jesse Wilkins told aldermen at the February meeting that the total amount not paid for the current fiscal year is $140,629—or three percent of the budgeted tax…

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  • October 24, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • October 30, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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