Aldermen to consider fracking opposition

The Franklin Board of Aldermen is expected to meet tonight at 7 p.m. at town hall. According to the agenda, the town board is expected to review a presentation on the Franklin Water Treatment Plant upgrade and expansion, discussion a resolution to oppose fracking, and consider rezoning petitions. There will also be a public session…

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Several school positions in limbo over state budget

In what appears to be an ongoing funding pattern with the North Carolina legislature, local schools will again feel the burden of educating our students with less money. In Macon County when schools open their doors this fall, less money will mean fewer teachers and personnel in the upcoming school year. In the last few…

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Chronic Wasting Disease not detected in North Carolina

 Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a transmissible and fatal neurological disease of deer and elk, was not detected in a recent statewide survey conducted by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Humans are not known to contract CWD. No treatment or cure for CWD exists. Direct, animal-to-animal contact is a means of transmission, but evidence suggests that contaminated…

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Brooks selected for East-West coaching staff

As high school football practice kicks off today an honor was announced for current Franklin head coach Josh Brooks. He has been selected to be an assistant coach on next year’s East-West All Star game in Greensboro. Brooks, the winningest coach in Franklin history, will join fellow WNC coach Joey Robinson from Mountain Heritage as…

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Inmate on the Loose from the Macon County Detention Center

Inmate on the Loose from the Macon County Detention Center

The Macon County Sheriffs Department is in search of a escaped inmate from the detention center. Last night at approximately 9pm Charles Andrew Cochran 21 years old ran into the wooded area behind the detention center after helping with routine trash disposal. Officers secured the area around Lakeside drive and Lake Emory road, but have…

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FHS Football Begins Practice Friday

The high school football season is a few weeks away and official practice begins tomorrow but Franklin Panther fans are getting a treat tomorrow night as the panther football team will hold a midnight practice session. Franklin Athletic director Jay Brooks invites the public to come out to the panther pit. “We’re going to have…

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  • May 7, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • May 8, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • May 14, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • May 15, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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