‘Focus on Franklin’ opens dialogue between leaders and residents

Town of Franklin leaders and local residents took part in a town hall style meeting on July 30, known as Focus on Franklin. The event, held at town hall, was facilitated by Western Carolina University’s Public Policy Institute, who has reached out to similar towns by hosting public meetings. Focus on Franklin allowed residents to…

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iPad Informational Night at Franklin High School

iPad Informational Night at Franklin High School

All Macon County high school students will be working with iPads in the coming school year—and school officials are hosting a special event to get ready for the new technology. The iPad Informational Night, held by the school district, will be Tuesday, August 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center on the campus…

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Jackson County Schools to monitor students online

Jackson County Schools to monitor students online

Who should be monitoring students’ online activity? Traditionally, the answer is parents, but one western North Carolina school system is employing a private company to monitor posts and “tweets” in what it describes as an effort to protect students’ safety. Meanwhile, the ACLU of North Carolina is concerned the program could violate student’s First Amendment rights.Jackson…

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Forest Service: Use only local wood at campsites

The U.S. Forest Service urges visitors to only use local wood in campfires when staying in a national forest. The agency encourages campers to obtain firewood from the forest itself (with a permit), from sources provided on the forest or from a nearby vendor. The transportation of firewood can spread harmful, invasive insects including the…

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Barbecue festival opens today

Barbecue festival opens today

Franklin will be hopping with all things BBQ when the 6th  Annual Mountain High BBQ Festival and Car Show comes to town August 8 & 9 at the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center located on Highway 441 South.  This two day event is a Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) sanctioned competition.  BBQ teams from all over…

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Panel of local eduators to discuss state of public education

On Wednesday,August 20, 2014 the League of Women Voters of Macon County will sponsor a forum: Public Education in North Carolina–Reform or Decline? A panel of local award winning educators will discuss budget cuts and how they are affecting our local schools, educational standards, class size, teacher presence, and our childrens’ needs. Panelists will include:…

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  • May 28, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • May 29, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • June 4, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • June 5, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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