Town awarded grant for stream restoration at Memorial Park

Town awarded grant for stream restoration at Memorial Park

Town Manager Summer Woodard delivered good news to town officials at the September meeting of the Franklin Board of Aldermen. The town of Franklin was awarded a $20,000 grant from Duke Energy to be used for a full stream restoration at Memorial Park, better known as the “Jaycee Park.” For the last few months, Woodard…

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Franklin slams TC Roberson, goes 2-0

The Franklin Panther football team improves to 2-0 on the season after dominating the TC Roberson Rams at the Pit on Friday night. The Panthers jumped out to an early lead and didn’t look back as they won by a final of 42-14. Franklin will travel to Bryson City this Friday to take on Swain…

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Post-summer gas price outlook

With the Labor day holiday now behind us, North Carolina drivers  can expect to look forward to lower prices at the pump—that’s according to Tiffany Wright with Triple A Carolinas “Right now we’re expecting the downward trend in prices to continue—barring a hurricane in the Gulf Coast. We don’t see there being a spike.” She…

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Tribe unhappy with care of Nikwasi Mound

New developments arose this week in negotiations between the town of Franklin and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians over the Nikwasi Mound located in Franklin. On Thursday, the Tribal Council passed a resolution indicating that the town of Franklin has displayed a significant lack of respect for the site by allowing weeds and bare…

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State calls off testing for hydro-fracturing in Macon

The state has announced that planned testing for hydro-fracturing, or fracking, here in the mountains is on hold—at least for now. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) officials say there is not enough potential for natural gas in the western mountains and it doesn’t make sense economically to test in WNC for it. Preliminary testing…

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Angel begins first ever medical resident training

Angel begins first ever medical resident training

For the first time in Angel Medical Center’s ninety-one year history, medical residents are training in Franklin.  Five first-year family medicine residents from Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) in Asheville, will each spend a week in an Angel Primary Care practice under the preceptorship of family medicine physicians Dr. Lawson Hunley and Dr. Jason…

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  • May 29, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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