Franklin loses in season opener

The Franklin Panther basketball teams will seek their first win on the season Tuesday night as they host Smoky Mountain. Both Panther teams came up short Friday night at Pisgah in the conference openers. The Lady Panthers lost to the Sugar Bears by a final of 65-48 and the boys team was downed 74-62. The…

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Panthers tip off hoops season tonight

The Franklin High School basketball teams will tip off the 2014-2015 season tonight with a road game at Pisgah. The Lady Panthers begin play at 6:30 p.m. followed by varsity boys at 8 p.m. Franklin girls basketball coach Scott Hartbarger says his team has built off of last year’s exciting run into the state playoffs. Boys…

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Highlands launches mobile app

The Highlands Chamber of Commerce has announced that the new mobile phone/tablet app is available for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.  The app offers visitors mobile access to lodging, dining, cultural arts, outdoor activities and shopping information, as well as directions, calling, photo sharing and other native device features.  The…

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County reverts back to four-year revaluation cycle

Macon County property owners will soon receive tax bills based on new property valuations that were just completed by county officials. This revaluation process was delayed due to the recession, when property values took a nose dive. Now, county commissioners have scheduled the next round of revaluations. At their meeting Tuesday, the board voted unanimously…

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Angel implements visitor restrictions during flu season

Due to an increase in influenza (flu) activity throughout North Carolina, Mission Health asks that family and friends limit their visits to patients in the hospital. In particular, Mission Health suggests that children under age 12 and people who do not feel well should call patients rather than visit them at the hospital. Mission Health…

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Christmas comes to Historic Cowee School

Christmas comes to Historic Cowee School

This past Saturday, the Historic Cowee School Macon County Heritage Center presented the First Annual Cowee Christmas, a day filled with holiday fun offering something for everyone from young children to the young at heart. The center’s parking lot continued to be full throughout the day as the larger than expected crowd came out to…

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Macon County Weather

Community Calendar

  • September 1, 2015 3:30 pmCOWEE FARMERS MARKET
  • September 5, 2015 8:00 amMACON COUNTY SR. GAMES FLEA MARKET
  • September 5, 2015 10:00 amAL-ANON MEETING
  • September 8, 2015 10:00 amRED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
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