Franklin’s Simpson puts up 20 in Catamount win

Junior guard Lindsay Simpson poured in a season-high 20 points as Western Carolina women’s basketball muscled its way past UNC Asheville 79-66, at the Bulldogs Education Day game, Wednesday afternoon in Kimmell Arena. The Catamounts improve to 6-4 on the season scoring the most points of the year. UNC Asheville falls to 3-7. Simpson, a…

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Gas prices continue to fall

The price at the pump is a lot more pleasant for drivers this Christmas season—and there are several factors behind the decline according to Tiffany Wright with AAA Carolinas. “The big factor is domestically our supply is abundant. As you look at supply and demand, there are less folks on the road and we have…

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Truck accident forces lane closure on Cowee Mountain

A load of potatoes headed for Georgia got derailed Tuesday afternoon near Franklin after a tractor-trailer flipped over on Cowee Mountain. According to State Trooper Jonathan Cabe, the accident occurred at 1:37 p.m. at what’s known as “Water Spigot” curve. Cabe says the driver was transporting the goods from Virginia and wrecked due to speed…

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Clarks Chapel fire leaves home severely damaged

Clarks Chapel fire leaves home severely damaged

Fire officials say a Tuesday morning fire that left a Clarks Chapel home severely damaged appears to have started in the chimney. Clarks Chapel Fire and Rescue was dispatched to the fire at the home owned by Terry and Susie McCoy on Cove Lane at approximately 8 a.m. Upon arrival, firefighters found the home fully…

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Highlands recognized as Traffic Safe Community

For the eighth year, the town of Highlands has been recognized by AAA Carolinas as an Outstanding Traffic Safe Community. Towns receiving the recognition were divided into three categories based on population, with Highlands being included in populations of 10,000 or less. Highlands was one of 15 localities to receive the honor that is presented…

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NC gas tax will increase slightly Jan. 1

Macon County drivers are enjoying lower gas prices this Christmas season, but there will be a slight uptick beginning in the New Year as the gas tax will increase. According to the NC Department of Revenue, the state motor fuels tax will go up one cent to 37.5 cents per gallon on January 1, 2015.…

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  • December 19, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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