Fire danger heightened

Relative humidity is dropping in the presence of a cold but dry air mass and that will make outdoor burning more dangerous today and this evening. Gusty winds will also factor into the dry conditions especially in the mountains, so if you’re planning any outdoor burning, please use caution. The Franklin Fire Department is encouraging…

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Community asked to ‘Paint the Town Red’ to support Panthers

Community asked to ‘Paint the Town Red’ to support Panthers

The Franklin Panther football team just wrapped up only their second undefeated regular season in the school’s history and is preparing for the state playoffs which begin Friday. The parents, supporters, and the football team are asking businesses and community members to help “Paint the Town Red” this week and for as many weeks the…

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AAA offers advice on preparing your car for the cold

Winter-like weather is arriving in western North Carolina and that means it’s time to prep your ride for the cold. Angel Vogel Daly of AAA Carolinas has a few tips to prepare your vehicle, including a simple but important one. “It’s always important to have your battery checked and make sure it’s fully charged. When…

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Pair charged with burglarizing Franklin business

Two Franklin residents were arrested November 4, charged with burglarizing a local business. According to reports filed by Franklin Police, 23-year-old David Abraham Ridao, and 22-year-old Stephanie Smith were charged with felony counts of burglary. Ridao was additionally charged with a felony count of safecracking. An incident report says over $1,000 in cash was taken…

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Report on cost of fast food to N.C.

A new report estimates the fast food industry costs North Carolina $264 million for public assistance that fast-food workers need to make up for the low wages they are paid. Jeanette Lynn makes $7.25 an hour at her job at a national fast food chain. She is one of 66,000 fast food workers in North…

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Veterans honored in Macon County

Veterans honored in Macon County

Local residents lined Main Street and town square showing support during Monday’s Special Parade and Ceremony for Veterans. The key note speaker for the event was retired Macon County Manager Jack Horton, who is a Veteran himself. “The actions of our servicemen and women have changed the course of history. They have touched lives and…

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  • October 23, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • October 24, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • October 30, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • October 31, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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