Franklin’s Christmas Parade to feature food drive for Carenet

Franklin’s Christmas Parade to feature food drive for Carenet

The 2013 Franklin Christmas 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” is this year’s theme providing for a broad range of ideas to be incorporated in float…

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38th “Battle for Old Mountain Jug” could be last

38th “Battle for Old Mountain Jug” could be last

The WCU football team heads to Appalachian State this weekend for what some say could be the last “Battle for the Old Mountain Jug.” App State will leave the Southern Conference for the Sun Belt Conference next season, and least for the foreseeable future, this will be the last game on the gridiron for Western…

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Fire breaks out on WCU campus

Fire breaks out on WCU campus

Macon County fire departments were called for assistance Thursday morning to a fire at Western Carolina University. The fire was believed to have started in a Subway restaurant in a strip mall on campus—it then spread to surrounding buildings. Western officials said no injuries were reported, but there is significant damage to the strip mall…

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County looking at options for more landfill space

Macon County Commissioners continued talks on what to do about the county landfill that is facing a shortage of space. The board met with County Solid Waste Director Chris Stahl on Monday to discuss options on expanding the landfill. County Commission Chairman Kevin Corbin says the current landfill is in Phase II, which has about…

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BCBS of NC raises premiums on cancelled plans

The state’s largest insurer, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of North Carolina, has filed documents with the state insurance department that could allow some 230,000 customers keep their health plans next year—but the rates on those plans appear to be going up. Blue Cross is asking for rate increases between 16 and 24 percent to renew policies…

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Nanthala District Ranger receives award for bear-poaching investigation

Nanthala District Ranger receives award for bear-poaching investigation

Nantahala District Ranger Mike Wilkins was among U.S. Forest Service employees who were recognized Tuesday during the Regional Forester’s Award Ceremony in Atlanta. Wilkins was part of the team that received the Law Enforcement and Investigations Award for their part in the bear poaching crackdown known as Operation Something Bruin. Other team members from western…

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