Icy conditions in the forecast

Travel in Macon County and the surrounding area may be a little treacherous come late Monday night into Tuesday morning. Forecasters are calling for freezing rain mixed with sleet beginning in the mid to late evening hours. Temperatures will be cold enough for the precipitation to freeze on some roads, especially in the mountains. Trace…

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Rifle season underway in Macon, WNC

Rifle season underway in Macon, WNC

Today marks the beginning of rifle season for deer hunters here in the mountains. According to the NC Wildlife Resource Commission, 611 white tail deer were harvested last year in Macon County. Nearly 400 of those were with a rifle. Some things to remember include: hunters should wear a safety harness if using a tree…

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Community asked to help “Fill the Bag”

Local faith-based food pantry Carenet launched its annual Fill the Bag campaign in time for the upcoming holidays. Demand continues to grow at Carenet, according to executive director Shania Adkins. Over 14,000 families have received some type of assistance from Carenet this year. With the Fill the Bag program, the pantry is hoping to shore…

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Franklin’s Dills in line for WNC Rotary Gov.

The Rotary International District of Western North Carolina announced the District Governor for 2016-2017 will be a Franklin Rotarian. Gary Dills, of the Franklin Rotary Club, was named District Governor for the 2016-2017 term. Dills’ nomination marks the third consecutive for a Franklin resident to lead as District Governor. Franklin’s Gary Bray and Billi Black…

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Think local this Thanksgiving

As you gather recipes and ideas for the coming Thanksgiving Holiday, keep local food providers in mind when making your list. North Carolina Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler encourages residents to buy local when possible, and this Thanksgiving will be a good opportunity to do so. The Franklin Farmer’s tailgate market is closed for the season,…

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Update: WCU fire

On Thursday, fire officials were still unsure of what caused Thursday morning’s fire on the campus of Western Carolina University. According to student newspaper, The Western Carolinian, the fire is believed to have started in a Subway restaurant in a strip mall on campus—it then spread to surrounding buildings. Students were notified of the event…

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  • August 28, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • August 29, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • September 4, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • September 5, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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