N.C. lags on smoking cessation dollars

When it comes to helping folks kick the habit, North Carolina is a bit behind. A new report out identified North Carolina as a state that is leaving smoking prevention and cessation programs a bit underfunded. The report, complied by a coalition of public health organizations, said North Carolina spends $1.2 million on tobacco cessation…

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Mixed news for Macon County from N.C. DOT

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has given the green light to three road projects in Macon County for 2014. County Commissioner Ronnie Beale presented an update from the NCDOT on projects for the coming year. Beale told commissioners Tuesday night that some projects that had hoped for were pushed by back the transportation department,…

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Westcare signs agreement with Duke LifePoint Healthcare

Plans are moving ahead for two mountain hospitals to be taken over by Duke LifePoint Healthcare. A memorandum of understanding was signed by the WestCare Health System, which includes Harris Regional Hospital, in Sylva, and Swain County Hospital, in Bryson City, to be acquired by Duke LifePoint. A due diligence period is now underway for…

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Chamber seeks nominations for yearly awards

The Franklin Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations from the community for three annual honors to be handed out next month. Cindy Cavendar, with the Franklin Chamber explains how you can nominate someone, or an organization you know. “Simply write a letter stating the reasons you believe they deserve these prestigious awards and submit to…

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Holiday shopping tips from attorney general

As the Christmas shopping season swings into full gear, consumers are reminded to be careful when carrying and using personal information and debit cards. North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper says holiday shoppers need to remain vigilant, “Always be on the lookout for identity theft. It’s not enough to just hold on to your wallet…

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Winter Wonderland comes to Franklin one final night

Winter Wonderland comes to Franklin one final night

This evening marks the final night of the annual Winter Wonderland in downtown Franklin. This year’s schedule of activities includes ice artist Ryan McCurdy from Asheville, NC. McCurdy and crew will create a special slide made of ice for the young and young at heart to enjoy. “This is a working slide and takes the…

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Community Calendar

  • October 23, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • October 24, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • October 30, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • October 31, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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