Annual free Thanksgiving Dinner in Franklin Thursday

A free Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be hosted by First Presbyterian Church located at 26 Church St., in Franklin, on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28. Turkey, dressing, all the trimmings, and home-baked desserts will be served from noon to 2 p.m. in Tartan Hall, located just behind the main sanctuary. Take-out meals for shut-ins, and…

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2013 Panthers recognized with All-WNCAC awards

Western North Carolina football postseason awards have been handed out—and several of the Franklin Panthers make the list. The All-Western North Carolina Athletic Conference selections were voted on this week by coaches. • Coach of the Year was Franklin’s Josh Brooks. • Defensive Player of the Year went to Franklin’s Jeremiah Young Other Panthers were…

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Lots of North Carolinians traveling this Thanksgiving, says AAA

AAA Carolinas is predicting a big travel season for this Thanksgiving. The wintry forecast, however, may skew their original predictions. The travel organization expects nearly 1.2 million North Carolinians to be on the road for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. One big factor in the number of folks traveling is lower gas prices compared to recent…

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Gusty winds, wintry precipitation, and cold on the way

High winds, steady rain, and possible snow are on the way for western North Carolina. Rain is expected throughout Tuesday and into Wednesday when temperatures will fall sharply. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Macon and the surrounding area until Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. Additionally, a Wind Advisory will…

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Official challenge grant issued at Dryman House

Official challenge grant issued at Dryman House

The Hospice House Foundation of Western North Carolina has jump-started fundraising efforts after the official presentation of a challenge grant on Thursday afternoon. Representatives from the foundation were presented with the $ 1 million challenge check by State Employees Credit Union during a special ceremony. The presentation was made at the Dryman House in Franklin,…

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Standoff ends with arrest of local man

Standoff ends with arrest of local man

The small Oak Grove Community, north of Franklin, was shook up over the weekend after an 18-hour standoff that ended with the arrest of a 51-year-old Franklin man. On Saturday, at approximately 12:22 p.m. a female called 911 from 9835 Bryson City Road alerting dispatchers that her father was attempting to get into the house…

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Community Calendar

  • November 24, 2014 6:00 pmTHANKSGIVING PRAYER SERVICE
  • November 27, 2014 12:00 pmCOMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER
  • November 27, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • November 28, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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