Telepsychiatry to benefit rural NC areas

Many rural areas, such as Macon County, struggle to find much-needed psychiatrists, but an emerging technology may soon help change that. The concept of telepsychiatry uses videoconferencing to allow a psychiatrist and patient to talk to and physically see each other through a video screen with a web camera and microphone. Mebane Rash — Director…

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With hunting and fishing seasons underway, stay safe outdoors

With hunting and fishing seasons underway, stay safe outdoors

The spring hunting and fishing seasons are underway here in the mountains and the North Carolina Wildlife Commission and U.S. Forest Service reminds you to stay safe while enjoying the outdoors. Turkey season began Saturday (April 5) in North Carolina. Youth season lasts through April 11, while the season for all hunters opens April 12…

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FHS boys claim track championship

The Franklin High School boys track team claimed the Western North Carolina Conference Championship held at North Henderson High on Wednesday. The team accumulated a total of 165.5 points in the conference meet. Franklin finished first in several events including the girls 400 meter, high jump, pole vault, discus throw and the boys 4 x…

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Elections board files for director termination

As the investigation continues into possible embezzlement within the Macon County Board of Elections, the board has filed a petition calling for the termination of the director. According to board of elections member Gary Dills, the board voted Tuesday to send a formal petition to the State Board of Elections that would end employment for…

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Scammers seek to cash in on tax deadline

The April 15 tax filing deadline is approaching and scammers are hoping to cash in. The Internal Revenue Service is cautioning taxpayers to guard themselves against scammer posing as agents. The IRS describes the most notorious scams as The Dirty Dozen. IRS spokesman Mark Hansen says there is a wide range of phone scams going…

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Fees at shooting ranges increasing

Fees at shooting ranges increasing

The U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina are changing the fees at some recreation sites in the Nantahala National Forest for the 2014 season. All fees were evaluated to ensure that the level of benefits and services provided are appropriate with the fee and that fees are comparable to similar public and private…

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Community Calendar

  • April 2, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • April 3, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • April 6, 2015 11:30 amFRANKLIN GARDEN CLUB MONTHLY LUNCHEON
  • April 7, 2015 7:00 pmSOLARIZE WNC FORUM
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