Franklin’s Young named preseason all-state

The 2014 high school football season is approaching and a Franklin Panther has picked up an all-state recognition in the preseason. Franklin linebacker Jeremiah Young, a rising senior, was selected by NCpreps.com for their all-state football team. Last year, Young led the Panthers in both tackles and rushing and was named WNCAC Defensive Player of…

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Town split over Hospice House grant

Town of Franklin leaders say potential liability has steered them away from getting involved in a state grant application for the Hospice House Foundation project in Franklin. The foundation asked the town to apply to be the manager of the grant from the Department of Commerce, which would award $100,000 toward construction of the hospice…

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World Changers come to Franklin this week

World Changers come to Franklin this week

More than 12,000 students made a decision to pay money out of their own pockets in order to help improve living conditions of people across the United States and Canada. 236 students from across the nation will be in Franklin the week of July 14-19, working on a variety of assignments that range from painting…

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Macon County opposes Forest Service plan to increase ‘Wilderness Areas’

Macon County opposes Forest Service plan to increase ‘Wilderness Areas’

At Tuesday’s monthly meeting of the Macon County Board of County Commissioners, county officials voted unanimously to adopt a resolution opposing the designation of additional wilderness areas within the Nantahala National Forest in Macon County. Such action sends a clear message to Congress that Macon County does not support additional wilderness designations which will ultimately…

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Sweet Corn Festival in Franklin Saturday

Sweet Corn Festival in Franklin Saturday

St. Cyprian’s Church, at 216 Roller Mill Road, will host the 17th annual Sweet Corn Festival this Saturday, July 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This Franklin tradition features great food, entertainment, handmade arts and crafts, bake, sale fun and games for children, face painting, recycled treasures—and of course—lots of sweet corn. Proceeds from…

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State in gridlock on education budget

Gov. Pat McCrory is weighing in on the budget battle in the General Assembly, offering some criticism for Senators in his own Republican party. The Senate’s budget includes an 11 percent teacher raise, but makes cuts in funding for teacher’s assistants and to Medicaid to pay for it. McCrory said the raise is unrealistic and…

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