Update: Child killed after head-on crash

A four-month-old child has died as a result of a head-on collision that happened at approximately 5:45 p.m. Monday evening on the Highlands Road. The identities of those involved have not been released at this time, but troopers indicate a white sedan was traveling toward Franklin on U.S. 64 near the intersection of Sugarfork Road…

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New reporting requirements for scrap vehicles

To reduce the number of vehicles that are stolen and then sold for parts or crushed, North Carolina has enacted tougher laws that will require salvage yards and recyclers to verify vehicle information with the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles prior to scraping vehicles or selling parts. Beginning Dec. 1, NCDMV will introduce the…

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Applications being taken for energy assistance

Macon County DSS is accepting applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program known as LIHEAP. LIHEAP provides a one-time annual vendor payment to help eligible with their heating expenses. To be eligible at household must have either: An elderly person age 60 and above OR; A disabled person receiving SSI, SSA, or VA…

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WNCC-FM Announces FHS Basketball Broadcast Schedule

WNCC-FM Announces FHS Basketball Broadcast Schedule

The Franklin High School Boys and Girls basketball teams tip-off this week and 96.7 WNCC-FM has announced the broadcast schedule of games for the 2013-2014 season. As in years past WNCC will broadcast all of the Western North Carolina Athletic Conference games beginning with the conference  opener Friday at Brevard. Once again entering his 7th…

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Carenet cuts back Soup Café

Local food pantry Carenet says it has to cut back on its Soup Café program that has grown in demand over the past few years. Carenet Executive Director Shaina Adkins says the program has expanded much farther than it was planned to, and additional challenges with funding, donations, and limited volunteers made it difficult to…

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December meetings tonight for town, school board

This evening, the Macon County Board of Education and Franklin Board of Aldermen will hold their regular meetings for December. The school board will meet at 6 p.m. at Nantahala School and the town board will meet at 7 p.m. at town hall. Newly elected Franklin Mayor Bob Scott and aldermen Barbara McCrae and Patti…

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Community Calendar

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