Catamounts off to best start since 2002

The Western Carolina Catamount football team improves to 3-1 on the 2014 season after a Southern Conference win at Furman on Saturday. You could say it was a big victory for WCU as the Cats’ 35-17 win over the Paladins ends their 22-game losing streak on the road. It’s also the first three-game win-streak for…

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7th Annual Blue Jean Ball set for Saturday

Get out your Cowboy or Cowgirl attire and check out the 7th annual Macon TRACS Blue Jean Ball coming up this Saturday, October 4, from 6 to 8:30 at the Macon County Fair Grounds. This annual event benefits Macon TRACS, which assists a wide variety of children and adults with disabilities with equine assisted activities…

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Maconian named Environmental Specialist of the Year by state

Maconian named Environmental Specialist of the Year by state

An employee of the Macon County Public Health Department receives special recognition from state health officials for his efforts to reveal abnormally high levels of lead in Macon County water wells.Macon County Public Health Environmental Health Specialist, Harold Faircloth, RS (L) was named as the 2014 “Environmental Specialist of the Year” by the NC Public…

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FHS Marching Band to perform at Liberty Bowl

The Franklin High School Marching Panther Regiment has been officially invited to perform the half-time show for 85,000 spectators, and on national television with a guest artist at the 2015 Liberty Bowl in Memphis, TN. This trip will be for next year and the band has begun fundraising for the event now. The fruit sale has officially…

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Get ready for Gingerbread House competition with “How-To” Demonstration

Get ready for Gingerbread House competition with “How-To” Demonstration

It’s still about two months away, but Franklin’s Gingerbread House Competition will return this year—and local residents can build their skills with a free how-to seminar next week. The Franklin Chamber of Commerce, along with Main Street Bakery, will host the  “How To Create A Gingerbread House” Event on Tuesday, October 7 at 6:00 pm. …

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Duke to spend $10 million on improving water quality in Carolinas

Duke Energy has announced the creation of a $10 million Water Resources Fund to benefit waterways across North Carolina and South Carolina. The fund will also be used to improve waterways downstream from Duke Energy operations that flow into neighboring states. In addition to the Water Resources Fund, Duke Energy is investing $500,000 in enhancements to…

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