Prestigious award garnered by former Franklin mayor

Prestigious award garnered by former Franklin mayor

Former Mayor Joe Collins joined the ranks of other famous North Carolinians as he was presented with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award at the January meeting of the Franklin Board of Aldermen. Mayor Bob Scott made the presentation of this prestigious award Monday night to Collins with his wife and children by…

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Angel begins visitor restrictions to curb flu spread

Due to an increase in influenza (flu) activity throughout North Carolina, Angel Medical Center is asking that family and friends limit their visitations to patients in the hospital. In particular, Angel is asking children under age 12 and people who do not feel well, to call patients rather than visit them. Mission Health has implemented…

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Walgreen’s: Franklin store will remain open

The 2012 acquisition of Kerr Drugs by national chain Walgreen’s will become evident to North Carolina residents this year. According to the Triangle Business Journal’s Amanda Hoyle, within the next year, Walgreen’s will have replaced all Kerr Drug locations. “The company spokesman said the Kerr Drug name would be going away this year, with all…

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Emergency shelter available tonight

Emergency shelter available tonight

A local church is providing an emergency shelter in Franklin tonight in wake of the bitterly cold conditions. St. Agnes Episcopalian Church on Church Street is providing a place to stay tonight for those without shelter. The shelter is for tonight only, but it’s important to tell someone who may need a place for the…

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Dangerously cold conditions heading into Macon County

Forecasted snowfall dodged Macon County, but an arctic cold front is heading into the region that will trigger a sharp drop in the temperature. The National Weather Service says the gelid air will bring the coldest temperatures in many years. A wind chill warning has been issued for 6 p.m. this evening through Tuesday afternoon.…

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Hikers airlifted from Park

The North Carolina Helicopter and Aquatic Rescue Team (NCHART) airlifted the three stranded South Carolina hikers who spent a bitterly cold and wet night on the Appalachian Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The three were taken to Asheville’s Mission Hospital early this afternoon. Responding rangers had stabilized the men in the field with…

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  • September 25, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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