Fees waived at U.S. Forest Service sites

The U.S. Forest Service announced that day-use fees will be waived at three popular sites in western North Carolina during Veterans Day Weekend. “We wholeheartedly salute the men and women who represent the nearly 22 million American veterans who have served their country in the military,” said U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. “As we…

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Town adopts changes to wireless ordinance

The town of Franklin unanimously adopted changes to its Wireless Telecommunication Ordinance brought on by revisions to federal law. Town attorney John Henning presented the changes to the ordinance at the November 4 meeting of the board of aldermen. Henning pointed out a key change to the wireless ordinance is the town will essentially not…

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Macon County honors Veterans with parade on Monday, November 11th

Macon County honors Veterans with parade on Monday, November 11th

Macon County will honor its Veterans with a special parade and ceremony on Monday, November 11, 2013. The event will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a Veterans Parade through downtown Franklin and will be followed by a ceremony at the Gazebo on the Square featuring keynote speaker retired Macon County Manager, Jack Horton, a Veteran.…

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REACH of Macon gets $25K grant

The NC Council for Women (CFW) released over $1 million in grant funds this week, for a total disbursement of $2.8 million to 239 programs since October 29th. CFW disbursed the grant funds to grantees located across North Carolina for women and families to access county-based 24/7 crisis hotlines, shelters, counseling, education and advocacy. REACH…

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Two new aldermen elected

Franklin voters have appointed some new faces to the board of Aldermen. Barbara McCrae and Patti Halyburton Abel will be the two newcomers after securing the top two numbers of votes among 10 candidates. They’ll join current board member Billy Mashburn who won the third spot. Abel shares what she hopes to bring to the…

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SCC encourages students to earn GED before significant changes Jan 1.

If you’ve already started working toward your GED© or have put off starting, the next two months are your last chance before the process becomes more difficult and expensive. Starting Jan. 1, the test will cost $85 more and will include advanced mathematics and more writing. Old scores will no longer count. Whether you’ve already…

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Community Calendar

  • November 13, 2013 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
  • July 25, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • July 25, 2014 6:30 pmVACATION BIBLE SCHOOL @ EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
  • July 31, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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