Genealogoy seminar offered at library

“Who do you think you are?” is an age old question you may get help answering as the Silas McDowell Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will host a free genealogy seminar to assist people in their search for their ancestors at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, September 14 at the Macon County Library in…

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Manning tears MCL, out 2-7 weeks

As the Franklin Panthers prepare for their second football game of the season, they’ll have to do so without senior running back Marquel Manning. Manning, the 2012 co-conference Offensive Player-of-the-Year, will miss anywhere from two to seven weeks, following a knee injury in Franklin’s opener against Murphy. After already scoring two touchdowns, Manning left in…

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Agreement reached between Mission, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital

Agreement reached between Mission, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital (HCH) is closer to becoming a full-member hospital of Mission Health. The hospital and Mission Health have finalized a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) for HCH to join the Mission Health System. Mission Health is North Carolina’s sixth-largest health system and the region’s only not-for-profit, independent community hospital system governed and managed exclusively…

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Health Department begins preparedness challenge

Helping Macon County residents prepare for a disaster will be a key task for Macon County Public Health during September, which is National Preparedness Month. The health department is challenging residents to consider one basic preparedness task per day to enhance personal readiness for any type of emergency or disaster. A daily question or challenge…

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N.C. school breakfast programs left on the table

N.C. school breakfast programs left on the table

A survey of North Carolina teachers and principals found that one in four children in the state face hunger, and only half of them are taking part in school breakfast programs. Helen Roberts with the organization No Kid Hungry North Carolina says that’s about 600,000 children. Late buses, conflicting schedules, and the stigma attached with…

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Franklin aldermen meet this evening

The latest on priorities to fix the town’s streets and hearing from applicants of the town’s non-profit funding pool are two items on the agenda for the Franklin town board meeting on this evening. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at town hall and other items on the agenda include: a proclamation for Constitution…

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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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