Franklin’s BBQ fest well attended

Franklin’s BBQ fest well attended

The rainy weekend weather didn’t discourage visitors to the 5th annual Mountain High BBQ and Car Show held this past weekend at the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center. According to Cindy Cavender, one of the organizers of the annual event sponsored by the Franklin Chamber of Commerce, there was a great turnout for the festival. Cavender…

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Town offers a second look at water needs

Discussions are moving ahead about expanding the town of Franklin’s infrastructure to meet future water needs in town. A new report on projected water demand was presented to aldermen at their August 5 meeting by town planner Derek Roland. Roland explained this report, compiled by a local committee, had been in the works since January…

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WNC officers receive school resource training

WNC officers receive school resource training

A dozen law enforcement officers from five area counties, including Macon, participated in the first basic school resource officer training offered by Southwestern Community College from July 29-Aug. 2 at SCC’s Jackson Campus. The training was coordinated by Curtis Dowdle, SCC’s dean of public safety training. Due to unfortunate events in places like Newtown, Conn.,…

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NC grad rate hits all-time high

More students are graduating from North Carolina high schools than ever before. The graduation rate climbed to an all-time in 2013 at 82.5 percent. Jane Shaw with the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy believes more students are staying in school because of economic factors and a more competitive job market. “When young people can’t…

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MEC students return to class

The first group of Macon County students has returned to the classroom for the 2013-2014 school year. On Thursday, 180 students from Macon Early College began their academic year at the school that allows them to earn both high school and college credit. The students are dual-enrolled at MEC and Southwestern Community College. This is…

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Town hopeful West Palmer rezone will spur economic activity

Town leaders say a rezoning request approved Monday could be beneficial to all Franklin residents. Aldermen unanimously approved the proposal to rezone more than 140 parcels of property in the town. The majority of the rezoning is hoped to spur economic activity in as area where it has been dormant as of late. Derek Roland,…

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