Think local this Thanksgiving

As you gather recipes and ideas for the coming Thanksgiving Holiday, keep local food providers in mind when making your list. North Carolina Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler encourages residents to buy local when possible, and this Thanksgiving will be a good opportunity to do so. The Franklin Farmer’s tailgate market is closed for the season,…

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Update: WCU fire

On Thursday, fire officials were still unsure of what caused Thursday morning’s fire on the campus of Western Carolina University. According to student newspaper, The Western Carolinian, the fire is believed to have started in a Subway restaurant in a strip mall on campus—it then spread to surrounding buildings. Students were notified of the event…

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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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  • October 31, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • November 6, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • November 7, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • November 13, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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