Franklin Folk Festival a Success Despite Rain

Franklin Folk Festival a Success Despite Rain

As the rainy weather finally cleared Saturday afternoon, crowds began to gather downtown for the 11th annual Franklin Folk Festival. The annual event held in celebration of Macon County’s Appalachian Heritage is held the third Saturday in July. The popular festival is a free event featuring activities and attractions for all ages connecting to the…

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Rickman Scholarship Silent Auction

This Saturday night the Rotary Club of Franklin is once again holding its Roy Rickman scholarship silent auction fundraiser at Mountain View Intermediate School. The proceeds will help fund the scholarships the club gives away and helps fund the many service projects the club conducts. The scholarships include a four year renewable, several $1,000 scholarships…

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Police Blotter

A 27 year old Franklin man faces numerous charges after an arrest over the weekend. Christopher Durandetto of Franklin is presently being held in the Macon County Detention Center on $3,000 bond. He is facing charges of simple physical assault, damage to personal property and possession of marijuana less than a half ounce. He is…

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Arrest Report

Arrest Report

Macon County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a 20-year-old Franklin woman on felony pot charges. According to an arrest report, on July 14, Christina Marie Gilbert was charged with a felony count of possession of marijuana with intent to sell and distribute and a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Gilbert was booked into the Macon…

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Corbin honored posthumously for heritage preservation

Corbin honored posthumously for heritage preservation

He was known for many contributions to Macon County throughout his life, including making sure mountain heritage was kept alive. The late Harold Corbin will be honored as an Honorary Historian in Macon County at the upcoming Franklin Folk Festival. To make this happen, the Macon County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution to…

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Homeowners insurance rate hearing rescheduled

Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced that the homeowners insurance rate hearing originally scheduled for Aug. 6, 2014, has been rescheduled. The hearing is to begin Oct. 20, 2014, at 9 a.m. in the Jim Long Hearing Room on the third floor of the Dobbs Building, 430 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh. The insurance companies, represented…

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Community Calendar

  • November 13, 2013 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
  • July 24, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • July 24, 2014 6:30 pmVACATION BIBLE SCHOOL @ EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
  • July 25, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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