Little League registration open

Little League registration open

 Signups for the 2014 Spring Season of Franklin Little League Baseball are underway now through Sunday, February 23. There are three ways to register. You can register online at www.fllbb.org, attend the signup day at Mountainview Intermediate on February 15 at 10 a.m., or drop by the Community Building during regular business hours. Ages for…

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Watch upgraded to Winter Storm Warning

Watch upgraded to Winter Storm Warning

A Winter Storm Warning takes will be in effect at 6 p.m. tonight for Macon and surrounding counties. Forecasters say another round of moisture is moving into the area and will combine with cold air for possible heavy snowfall early Wednesday morning. Accumulation totals will vary throughout Macon County, but the latest model from the…

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Woman killed in wreck Friday

An 83-year-old Franklin woman has died from injuries sustained in a two-car accident Friday morning. According to North Carolina State Trooper Brandon Padgett, the victim, Evelyn Brendle Mashburn attempted to make a turn onto Kirkland Road off of U.S. 23 in a Mercury car when she was struck by a northbound Mercury Grand Marquis driven…

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Town turns down offer on old town hall property

Town turns down offer on old town hall property

Town leaders say a recent bid to purchase the old town hall property on West Main Street isn’t in the ball park. At their February meeting, Franklin Aldermen reviewed and denied the offer from Lazy Hiker, LLC in the amount of $200,000. The last appraisal, conducted in May 2013, valued the property at $725,000. “As…

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State leaders announce plan to boost teacher pay

On Monday, North Carolina leaders announced details of a plan to make starting teacher salaries among the highest in the Southeast. Governor Pat McCrory, Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest and other legislative leaders say this is the first step to improve teacher and state employee salaries. In their statement, they announced a commitment to boost starting…

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Today’s FHS basketball game now cancelled

This afternoon’s 4 p.m. game between Franklin and Tuscola at the Panther Den has been cancelled. We will pass along the reschedule date and time when it is announced.

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Community Calendar

  • November 28, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • December 4, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • December 5, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • December 11, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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