Two Panthers declare college football plans on National Signing Day

High School athletes across the nation are making plans to compete at the next level today on National Signing Day. Two football players for the Franklin Panthers announced they’ll play on Saturdays. Senior lineman Daniel Marr and senior tailback Marquel Manning have both committed to Limestone College located in Gaffney, SC. Marr and Manning had…

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Election filing begins Feb. 10

Election filing begins Feb. 10

Candidates wishing to run for public office in Macon County this year will be able to file beginning Monday, February 10, at 12:00 noon at the Board of Elections Office. The seats open for filing in 2014 are Sheriff, Register of Deeds, Clerk of Superior Court, County Commission District I and District II, North Carolina…

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Raby night scores a win for cancer research

Organizers of Tuesday’s Tom Raby Night at the Panther Den say the event was a big success and want to thank all who participated and came out to support the event. A total of $2,765.25 was raised from the event which will go toward Pancreatic Cancer Research. The Panthers also picked up a pair of…

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Special night on tap at the Panther Den

“Tom Raby Night” at the FHS Basketball Games has been rescheduled for February 4, 2014 when the Panthers will take on East Henderson High School. With the winter season comes complications in trying to fit in make-up games, so it was decided to have “Tom Raby Night” at a home game where both the JV…

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NCDOT wants to hear from Division 14 residents this evening

Residents concerned about transportation projects in Macon and surrounding counties are invited to a NCDOT open house meeting this evening in Sylva. The DOT is seeking feedback from residents as it begins the new Strategic Transportation Investments law, which uses existing revenues to fund more road projects. The open house will be at Southwestern Community…

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Ingles reports fewer grocery sales last quarter

Asheville-based Ingles Markets, Inc. reports that grocery sales dropped off slightly during the 2013 holiday season. On Tuesday, company officials released the sales and net income information of the first fiscal quarter of the year which ended December 28. Compared to the same quarter in 2012, net sales rose from $935 million to $945 million;…

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  • October 31, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • November 6, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • November 7, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • November 13, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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