Cats look to recover from tough loss against Chattanooga

After a strong start in the 2014 season, the Western Carolina Catamounts were handed their first loss in the Southern Conference on Saturday from Chattanooga. Chattanooga rolled up 512 yards of offense including a season-high 386 yards on the ground as it handed Western Carolina a 51-0 defeat Saturday afternoon at E.J. Whitmire Stadium /…

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Town to hold November meeting this evening

The Franklin Town Board of Aldermen will meet tonight at town hall for its regular November meeting at 7 p.m. Among the items on the board’s agenda are a request to close a portion of Main Street for the First Annual Franklin Ruby Drop on New Year’s Eve, consideration of a waste water treatment policy…

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MPP taking applications for Christmas assistance

MPP taking applications for Christmas assistance

Macon Program for Progress Holiday Angels will offer assistance to low income families with young children and elderly with the greatest need during the Christmas holidays; dates to apply are November 3 through November 28. Eligible adults must be age 63+ or special needs adults on fixed incomes. Families who apply must have full custody…

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Commission candidates talk issues facing county

The 2014 Election is Tuesday, November 4, and two seats will be decided on the Macon County Board of Commissioners in District II. Where these county commission candidates stand on issues facing Macon County was the focus of a forum held last month in Franklin by the League of Women Voters. The candidates for the…

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Panthers spoil Senior Night at West Henderson

The Franklin Panther football team is now focusing on the final game of the regular season coming up this Friday at the Pit. Franklin now has its sights set on another unbeaten regular season and the Western North Carolina Athletic Conference Title. The team came one step closer to that after a big win Friday…

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North Carolina to approve two online charter schools

North Carolina to approve two online charter schools

  Starting next year, North Carolina’s charter schools will expand beyond the four walls of a classroom. State lawmakers approved a pilot program in this year’s budget that requires the state Board of Education to approve two statewide virtual charter schools – making the companies eligible for millions in public education dollars.Yevonne Brannon, chair of the…

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