Commission candidates talk issues facing county

The 2014 Election is Tuesday, November 4, and two seats will be decided on the Macon County Board of Commissioners in District II. Where these county commission candidates stand on issues facing Macon County was the focus of a forum held last month in Franklin by the League of Women Voters. The candidates for the…

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Panthers spoil Senior Night at West Henderson

The Franklin Panther football team is now focusing on the final game of the regular season coming up this Friday at the Pit. Franklin now has its sights set on another unbeaten regular season and the Western North Carolina Athletic Conference Title. The team came one step closer to that after a big win Friday…

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North Carolina to approve two online charter schools

North Carolina to approve two online charter schools

  Starting next year, North Carolina’s charter schools will expand beyond the four walls of a classroom. State lawmakers approved a pilot program in this year’s budget that requires the state Board of Education to approve two statewide virtual charter schools – making the companies eligible for millions in public education dollars.Yevonne Brannon, chair of the…

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Panthers dominate key matchup at West Henderson

The Franklin Panthers improve to 10-0 on the season after a convincing 42-13 win on the road at West Henderson.

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NCDOT crews in Western NC monitoring forecast, prepared for first major storm of season

The N.C. Department of Transportation is ready for the first major winter storm of the season. The National Weather Service is forecasting unusually cold temperatures, gusty wind and snow in North Carolina’s mountains this weekend, particularly in the counties along the Tennessee border. The system is expected to move in Friday evening and continue through Saturday…

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Franklin’s PumpkinFest reaching new heights

Franklin’s PumpkinFest reaching new heights

According to festival organizers and town officials, this year’s 18th annual Pumpkinfest was the most successful ever with record crowds enjoying the perfect fall day. “I believe we had one of the largest crowds in the 18 year history of this event,” said Town Manager Summer Woodard. “I have spoken with all the vendors and…

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