Citizens Academy meets K-9 officers

Citizens Academy meets K-9 officers

Even the worst criminals will stop trying to escape law enforcement if they are being chased by one of the canines from the Macon County Sheriff’s Department’s K-9 division. The use of trained canines to fight crime in the county has proven to be an excellent deterrent. According to Sergeant Clay Bryson, who oversees the…

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WNC infant dies from whooping cough

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday reported the first infant death in 2013 attributable to pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. The child, who was 3 weeks old, was from Transylvania County. According to state health officials, infants cannot begin vaccination against whooping cough until they are 2 months old…

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School board calls attention to poor salary growth for teachers

At their meeting Monday, the Macon County Board of Education brought attention to research that shows North Carolina teachers are at the bottom when it comes to salary growth. The board reviewed a report, compiled by the National Education Association, which shows North Carolina as 51st in the nation for change in average public school…

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Chamber accepting entries for “A Picture Perfect Christmas” Parade

Chamber accepting entries for “A Picture Perfect Christmas” Parade

The Franklin Chamber of Commerce has announced entry forms are now available for the 2013 Christmas Parade. The parade is scheduled for Sunday, December 1 beginning at 3pm. A wonderful tradition falling on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, this year’s parade is sure to delight all of those that attend. “A Picture Perfect Christmas” has been…

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Delayed-Harvet trouts waters open Oct. 1

Delayed-Harvet trouts waters open Oct. 1

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will begin delayed-harvest regulations on 33 trout waters in18 western North Carolina counties on Oct. 1. Under delayed-harvest regulations, no trout can be harvested or possessed from these waters between Oct. 1, 2013,and one half-hour after sunset on June 6, 2014. No natural bait is allowed, and anglers can fish…

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Franklin knocks off Brevard in WNCAC opener

The Franklin Panther football team moves to 5-0 on the season after a win at Brevard on Friday. This conference opener was a tale of two halves as both offenses struggled to find points early on. The score at the half was 7-7. But in the third and fourth quarters, Franklin opened up the ground…

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Community Calendar

  • November 13, 2013 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
  • July 30, 2014Save Our Children-Save Our World, feat. Josh McDowell
  • July 31, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • August 1, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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