Fire claims Otto home

Fire officials are trying to determine what sparked a fire on a very rainy Saturday afternoon in Otto that totaled a log home. Around 12 Noon, crews from Otto Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the fire at 590 Horseshoe Ridge Road after a neighbor called authorities. According to Barry Cabe with Otto Fire Department,…

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FHS seniors recognized at Awards Day

On Friday, Franklin High School prepared to send off the class of 2013 with the annual Senior Awards Day. Several honors and recognitions were given to students in areas including Civics, Academics, Sports, Organizations, Vocations, and Arts. This year’s distinguished school spirit award was given to Emma Scott and Jackson Roper. Ravyen Casada and Drew…

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North Carolinians creating less garbage

North Carolinians are tossing out less garbage than they have in over 20 years. Now, two years straight, North Carolina has the lowest solid waste disposal rate since record keeping starting in the early 90s. “We’re throwing away less in landfills, and that’s a great thing. At the same, we’re also seeing recycling increase,” said…

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Past county commissioners to convene at LWV program

Former Macon County Commissioners will gather to discuss how Macon County has changed at the next League of Women Voters program scheduled for Thursday, May 9 at 12 noon at the Tartan Hall. The program will feature commissioners from past decades. These community leaders will discuss how Macon County government has changed, what issues were…

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Kids Fishing Day announced

The annual Kids Fishing Day presented by the US Forest Service is just around the corner. These free events allow families and friends to share in fun and quality outdoor time together while learning about one of our nation’s favorite pastimes – fishing. The National Forests in North Carolina host these events each year as…

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Gun Range, budget on agenda for Aldermen

The town of Franklin board of aldermen holds its regular monthly meeting tonight beginning at 7 p.m. at town hall. The town’s budget proposal for the coming fiscal year will be presented this evening in addition to other business including consideration of Tourism Development Authority appointments, a discussion of banners and liability insurance for festivals…

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  • April 21, 2014 6:00 pm"HIS TABLE" FREE DINNER
  • April 26, 2014 8:00 amKYLE MORGAN BENEFIT
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