Forest Service begins large burn near Wayah Bald

Forest Service begins large burn near Wayah Bald

The U.S. Forest Service will begin a series of prescribed burns in the Nantahala Ranger District today with a burn of 450 acres on the Wayah Bald area. As a result the Dirty John Shooting Range will be closed today. The burn will be one of several planned by the Forest Service in sections of…

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Scottish Tartans Museum: Tough times may force us to leave

Scottish Tartans Museum: Tough times may force us to leave

The future of Franklin’s Scottish Tartans Museum is uncertain as operators say tough financial times are making it difficult to keep operations going. At Monday’s meeting of the Franklin Board of Aldermen, Chuck Coburn, operator of The Scottish Tartans Museum on Main Street, explained visits and sales at the museum have been declining for the…

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Macon County Schools announce kindergarten orientation

Kindergarten orientation events are for parents and children to attend. Any child who will be 5 on or before August 31, 2014 is eligible to enroll. Orientations will be held at the following schools in the coming weeks: Nantahala: March 31 at 5 p.m. Cartoogechaye: April 4 at 9 a.m. Iotla: April 10 at 9…

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New, safer batting cage ready for baseball season

New, safer batting cage ready for baseball season

With the 2014 Panthers baseball season underway, Franklin baseball players as well as visiting opponents will appreciate the new and improved batting cage at Macon Middle School. Thanks to county funding as well as the generosity of many local citizens and businesses, Franklin High School and Macon Middle School baseball teams have a batting cage…

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Cherokee make formal request to town about Nikwasi Mound

Cherokee make formal request to town about Nikwasi Mound

Chief Michelle Hicks and members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians called on town of Franklin leaders to begin talks about transferring the Nikwasi Mound back into the ownership of the Cherokee. Last year, the ECBI approached the Macon County Board of Commissioners about the mound, but were referred to the Franklin town board…

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Forest Service announces planned burns in Macon County sections of National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service plans to conduct a series of prescribed burns over the next 3 – 6 weeks on a total of about 3,500 acres of the Nantahala Ranger District in the Nantahala National Forest. The prescribed burn will take place in the following areas: • Slip Off area, 190 acres, Swain County •…

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