Panthers begin playoffs with Wilkes Central

The Franklin Panther football team will open the state playoffs tonight at the Panther Pit as they take on Wilkes Central. The Panthers wrapped up an unbeaten regular season last Friday with a dominating 49-7 win over the Tuscola Mountaineers. But tonight, a new season begins in the playoffs. The Panthers, at 11-0, are a…

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Veterans honored in Macon

Veterans honored in Macon

Maconians filled town square in Franklin Tuesday morning to honor and thank service men and women as part of Veterans Day events, which included a parade. South Macon Elementary fourth grader Meg Bruner helped open the ceremony with a stunning rendition of the National Anthem and invocation was given by Rev. Steve Reeves. The special…

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Commerce Secretary plans Franklin visit

North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker will visit the Franklin area on Friday, November 14 to speak with business leaders and community members. Secretary Decker will share remarks during a breakfast at the Macon Bank Corporate Center and will then tour local businesses Drake Software, Tektone, and DuoTech Services.

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Chamber seeks nominations for annual awards

Chamber seeks nominations for annual awards

The Franklin Chamber of Commerce announces nominations are being accepted for three major awards, The Duke Power Citizenship and Service Award, Citizen of the Year and Club/Organization of the Year. Nomination letters can be delivered to the Franklin Chamber of Commerce at 425 Porter Street or emailed to [email protected]  Nomination deadline is Friday, January 2…

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Angel reintroduces Midwifery

Angel reintroduces Midwifery

After more than a ten-year absence, midwifery returns to Angel Medical Center.    Mission Women’s Care has locations in Franklin, Bryson City and Sylva that will be delivering babies at Angel Medical Center, as well as providing other healthcare services for women of all ages.  All three offices in Franklin, Bryson City, and Sylva are now…

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Cold blast heading to WNC

The weather in the western mountains has gotten off to a very mild start this week—but that is all about to change. A weather pattern is moving from the midwest and will bring cold temperatures all across North Carolina, according to Jonathan Blaes with the National Weather Service. “The coldest air of the season arrives Friday…

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