School board calls attention to poor salary growth for teachers

At their meeting Monday, the Macon County Board of Education brought attention to research that shows North Carolina teachers are at the bottom when it comes to salary growth. The board reviewed a report, compiled by the National Education Association, which shows North Carolina as 51st in the nation for change in average public school…

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Chamber accepting entries for “A Picture Perfect Christmas” Parade

Chamber accepting entries for “A Picture Perfect Christmas” Parade

The Franklin Chamber of Commerce has announced entry forms are now available for the 2013 Christmas Parade. The 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” has been…

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Delayed-Harvet trouts waters open Oct. 1

Delayed-Harvet trouts waters open Oct. 1

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will begin delayed-harvest regulations on 33 trout waters in18 western North Carolina counties on Oct. 1. Under delayed-harvest regulations, no trout can be harvested or possessed from these waters between Oct. 1, 2013,and one half-hour after sunset on June 6, 2014. No natural bait is allowed, and anglers can fish…

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Franklin knocks off Brevard in WNCAC opener

The Franklin Panther football team moves to 5-0 on the season after a win at Brevard on Friday. This conference opener was a tale of two halves as both offenses struggled to find points early on. The score at the half was 7-7. But in the third and fourth quarters, Franklin opened up the ground…

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Fouts gets 30 years for 2nd degree murder

A Macon County man pleads guilty to second degree murder and will serve at least 30 years in prison. On Wednesday, Randy Boyd Fouts, age 46, pleaded guilty in Macon County Superior Court to second degree murder, first degree kidnapping, and first degree burglary. Fouts killed 61-year-old Thomas Larry Ramsey in August 2010—authorities discovered Ramsey’s…

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Mayor, aldermen candidates talk issues with residents

Mayor, aldermen candidates talk issues with residents

Candidates for Franklin aldermen and mayor gathered for their first public forum on Tuesday night at the Macon Bank Corporate Center. All ten aldermen candidates, with the exception of Marshal Henson, and the two mayoral candidates each responded to four different questions on topics including managing infrastructure, economic development, and their vision for Franklin. We…

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  • September 4, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • September 5, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • September 11, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • September 12, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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