Franklin’s Henson to sign with Lenior Rhyne

A member of the Franklin Lady Panthers basketball team plans to compete at the college level next year. Franklin High School announced that senior Sarah Henson will sign with Lenior Rhyne University this week to play basketball. A special signing ceremony is planned on Wednesday afternoon at the FHS gym at 2:40 p.m.  

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N.C. insurance commissioner asks insurers not to cancel plans

The Federal government is now saying you can keep your healthcare plan for another year if it was cancelled due to the healthcare reform, but a state leader says he’s taking extra steps to ensure North Carolinians can actually do that. This week, North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin called on insurance companies to help…

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Smokies explain Elk euthanization

Many have questions after an Elk was put down by Great Smoky Mountain Park Officials. The park released a news statement Monday saying, last Friday, park wildlife biologists made the difficult decision to euthanize an elk. The decision to euthanize an animal of any kind in the park is never made lightly. Elk are iconic…

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Arrest Report

Arrest Report

A Franklin man was arrested on Saturday on numerous theft-related charges. According to a report filed by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office, 28-year-old Joshua Ray Fitch was charged with a felony count of obtaining property by false pretenses. He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of larceny, possession of stolen property, and injury to trees/crops/land.…

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Welch to run for D.A.

Welch to run for D.A.

At the November 16th Macon County Republican General Meeting, Assistant District Attorney Ashley Welch announced her candidacy for the Office of District Attorney, 30th Prosecutorial District, in the 2014 election. The 30th District consists of the following counties: Macon, Swain, Clay, Cherokee, Graham, Haywood and Jackson. Welch has been a North Carolina Assistant District Attorney…

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Healthcare navigator available for Maconians

A free service is now available in Macon County that might take some of the headache out of finding healthcare under the new changes. If you need assistance finding the right healthcare, you can contact healthcare navigator Cynthia Solesbee to schedule a meeting. Solesbee announced the navigation service at the November meeting of the county…

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  • 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
  • September 11, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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