Stay safe this Halloween

Stay safe this Halloween

The N.C. Department of Transportation, through its Watch for Me NC pedestrian and bicycle safety campaign, urges parents, motorists and trick‐or‐treaters to be safe this Halloween. More than 2,200 people are injured or killed in collisions with motor vehicles in North Carolina each year, and more than a third of those collisions occur in the…

Read more »

Town packed for annual PumpkinFest

Town packed for annual PumpkinFest

 Cold temperatures did not keep the crowds away from Saturday’s annual Pumpkinfest. The 17th annual Pumpkinfest drew the largest crowd ever according to Jane Hopper with the Franklin Main Street Program, one of the sponsors of the popular fall event. “The cold weather didn’t keep anybody from coming early or staying late; this has been…

Read more »

West Macon FD assists distressed hiker

Rescue crews from West Macon and Franklin Fire Departments hiked into the Appalachian Trail over four miles Friday to assist a hiker in distress. The 74-year-old male hiker, from out-of-state, called 911 for help at approximately 9:45 a.m. The call was taken by Rabun County EMS and then re-directed to Macon County. West Macon Fire…

Read more »

Dirty John shooting range closing for repairs

The Dirty John Shooting Range will be closed starting Nov. 4, 2013 for maintenance. The range will reopen when work is completed or by Nov. 8, whichever comes first. The U.S. Forest Service is adding material to the backstops for the pistol range and the 25-yard line. The popular facility is located in the Nantahala…

Read more »

Panthers XC team races to the top of the Western Regionals

Congratulations to the Franklin High School boys cross country team as they win the Western Regional Championship at Freedom High School on Saturday. Three of the Panther runners were named all-region. Now the cross country team is preparing for the State meet coming up Saturday, November 2, in Kernersville.  

Read more »

Update: Man found dead had medical condition

A man found dead Saturday morning on Maclor Forest Circle in Franklin was believed to have died from medical-related causes. On Tuesday, the Macon County Sheriff’s office announced that an autopsy conducted by the Medical Examiner revealed the cause of death to be accidental and brought on by a medical condition. Macon County Sheriff Robbie…

Read more »

Macon County Weather

Community Calendar

  • October 30, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • 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
AEC v1.0.4

Images of Macon