Oklahoma! continues this week

Oklahoma! continues this week

If you haven’t seen the live performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s hit musical Oklahoma!  you’ll have three more chances later this week in Franklin. The box-office smash will be at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. We caught up with a few of the cast members for Oklahoma!.…

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Two Lady Panthers grab All-State honors

Two Franklin Lady Panthers are among a handful of student-athletes from the mountains to garner state recognition. Franklin’s Kaitlin Bishop and Maddy Cousineau were named all-state in 2-A softball by the North Carolina Softball Coaches Association. Bishop graduated this year from FHS and Cousineau is a rising senior.

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New legislation protects teacher raises from budget cuts

It appears the North Carolina House and Senate may not agree on the state budget, which includes a major plan for teacher pay raises, but a new measure announced Wednesday would protect salary increases for educators regardless of which budget is finalized. Governor McCrory and State House Speaker Thom Tillis proposed a new plan for…

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Officers ramp up patrols with Operation Firecracker

State and local law enforcement officers are placing a heightened focus on North Carolina roads with Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker. In 2013, there were 353 alcohol-related fatalities in North Carolina. Fewer people have lost their lives to alcohol-related crashes this year, with statistics showing 105 alcohol-related fatalities through June 20, compared to…

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Fish free on July 4

On July 4, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) invites anglers and would-be anglers of all ages to go fishing for free. From 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. that day, everyone in North Carolina – residents and non-residents alike – can fish in any public body of water, including coastal waters, without purchasing a fishing…

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NC enjoys big number of farmer’s markets this summer

Find some great produce and support local farmers by shopping at a North Carolina farmers market this summer. North Carolina has over 200 farmers markets across the state, and that’s among the most in the nation, according to State Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler, who invites you to check out a local market. North Carolina farmers…

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Community Calendar

  • April 17, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • April 18, 2015 8:00 amAMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
  • April 18, 2015 8:00 amBREAKFAST FAITHRAISER
  • April 23, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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