Carenet distributed 200 tons of food in 2013

More than 15,000 families received assistance in 2013 from local food ministry Carenet—that translates to a big year with over 23,000 individuals getting help according to Shaina Adkins, executive director at Carenet. “In terms of what was distributed out through the food pantry, soup meals, and our backpack program: that total was 410,340 pounds of…

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Town retreat set for Saturday

Budget priorities and Main Street parking are some of the issues up for discussion this Saturday as the Franklin Board of Aldermen will convene for their yearly retreat. Town leaders also plan to discuss other ongoing issues such as economic development, the water treatment facility, street paving, and town-owned vacant properties. The aldermen retreat will…

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MLK service day events planned in Franklin

Events celebrating of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. are planned in Franklin on Sunday and Monday. On Sunday, January 19, at 3 p.m. a special service will be held at the First United Methodist Church. The special guest speaker will be Franklin aldermen and author Barbara McCrae. Special music and other events are…

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Town ponders new zones for multi-family dwellings

The town of Franklin is rethinking how it zones multi-family residential dwellings. At the January meeting of the board of aldermen, town attorney John Henning Jr. informed the board that multi-family housing has little permitted by-rights the in town’s zoning. When the Unified Development Ordinance was passed, Henning said, multi-family units were not taken into…

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Gov. talks better teacher pay

Earlier this week in Greensboro, Governor Pat McCroy addressed a group of bipartisan lawmakers on what many call inadequate pay for North Carolina teachers. McCory said he is ready to seek raises for teachers and improve their pay structure, “There are going to be three goals and I don’t think anyone of us can disagree…

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Maconian’s donation helps pays off Hospice House mortgage

The State Employee’s Credit Union Hospice House in Franklin is taking a big step toward opening its doors after a very generous donation. The Hospice House Foundation of WNC announced a Macon County resident donated $300,000 that will pay off the mortgage on the future hospice facility. The donation not only helped pay off the…

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  • February 5, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • February 6, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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