American chestnut returning to WNC?

American chestnut returning to WNC?

A species of tree some thought was lost is showing promising signs of a return to western North Carolina. The U.S. Forest Service, along with others, feels they are closer to restoring the American chestnut tree here in the mountains. Beginning in 2009, agency researchers and partners planted close to 1,000 potentially blight-resistant American chestnut…

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Panthers one win away from perfect regular season

The Franklin Panthers reach 10-0 for just the second time in school history with a win over West Henderson Friday on Senior Night. The Panthers jumped on the board early after a blocked punt by Kelton Lowry, who recovered the ball, and took it back for a touchdown: Franklin would find the end zone three…

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Jackson Sheriff’s Office probed for checkpoint targeting

Following several complaints over a seatbelt checkpoint held last year, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office will make some changes in how it conducts its checkpoints. Complaints were made that the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was targeting minorities in some of its checkpoints—one particular event was on May 15, 2012 when 15 undocumented immigrants were detained…

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Panthers look to go 10-0 on Senior Night

Tonight is Senior Night at the Panther Pit as Franklin seeks to extend their record to 10-0 on the season. The Panthers will face the West Henderson Falcons, who have yet to win a game this season, but Panther Head Coach Josh Brooks says Franklin isn’t looking past this game. “They played Tuscola very tough.…

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Superintendent tasked with tough choice about teacher raises

Superintendent tasked with tough choice about teacher raises

New North Carolina legislation calls for teacher pay raises—but not all teachers will get one. In fact, just 25 percent of a school district’s teachers will get the raise under the new law. It calls for administration to evaluate all teachers who have worked three years and base the raise on performance. Now, the Macon…

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Reminder: Fall back Sunday

Reminder: Fall back Sunday

Don’t forget to fall back this weekend. Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday and you’ll get an extra hour of sleep as you set your clocks back one hour beginning at 2 a.m. Sunday. Daylight savings Time will begin again on Sunday March 9, 2014  

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  • October 2, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • October 3, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • October 9, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • October 10, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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