Panthers clip North Henderson as season winds down

The Franklin Panther varsity baseball team edges out North Henderson 3-2 on the road Wednesday afternoon. It’s the second straight win for the Panthers and improves Franklin’s record to 8-12 and 3-8 in the conference for the season. With three games left in the regular season, the Panthers return home Friday to host East Henderson…

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FHS Prom 2014

FHS Prom 2014

Historic downtown Franklin was a popular backdrop for pictures of Franklin High School students dressed in their finest suits and dresses as they celebrated the traditional rite of passage, the Junior/Senior Prom. Popular spots to preserve the memories of this special evening included the Macon County Historical Society and the Historic Clock Tower. The theme…

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Bishop resigns as Board of Elections Director

On April 29, 2014 the Macon County Board of Elections was advised by the NC State Board of Elections that Ms Kimberly Bishop had resigned as Director of the Macon County Board of Elections effective April 29, 2014. The Macon County Board of Elections is preparing a County Director nomination to the State Board of…

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Cowee wildfire scorches more than 100 acres

A wildfire burns nearly 120 acres in Macon County Saturday afternoon. Crews from Cowee Fire Department and the North Carolina Forest Service began battling the fire, which started near Mica City Road, at approximately 1:30 p.m. Several Macon County fire departments were called in to battle the blaze that burned privately owned land in the…

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Macon jobless rate betters in March

The latest information out from the North Carolina Department of Commerce indicates the jobless rate fell by half a percent in Macon County from February to March. The March unemployment rate, at 7.5 percent, is three percent lower than it was in March 2013 when it was 10.5. Jobless rates also dropped in surrounding counties…

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FHS golfers fare well at conference

The Franklin High School Golf Team earned third place overall out of the eight-team conference at the recent Western North Carolina Athletic Conference Tourney. Franklin, as a team, placed first in the 2-A division. Additionally, three Panther golfers made all-conference, which are the top ten players out of 44 golfers in the entire conference tourney.…

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  • March 28, 2015 7:00 amPANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER FOR MACON TRACS
  • March 28, 2015 10:00 amEASTER EGG HUNT
  • April 2, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • April 3, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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