Applications for heating assistance begin Monday

The Crisis Intervention Program known as CIP will be administered by Macon County DSS.  Applications will begin on Monday, November 3rd beginning at 8:00 am. Applications will be taken for households needing assistance for their immediate heating needs and to alleviate their heating crisis.  Eligible households must meet all criteria for heating assistance which includes income…

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Board of Ed. approves new leader teacher at MVI

At Monday’s monthly meeting of the Macon County School Board, school officials named Devon Deal the new lead teacher, more commonly known as assistant principal, at Mountain View Intermediate School. After a motion by school board member Stephanie McCall seconded by board member Melissa Evans, the board voted unanimously to move Deal from her position…

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Winding Stairs Road reopened in Macon County

The U.S. Forest Service announced Monday that Winding Stairs Road in the Nantahala National Forest has reopened following repairs. “I appreciate the efforts of Ami Shintzky and the Mystic Lands Property Owners Association for making the repairs at a time when the agency lacked sufficient funding,” said Mike Wilkins, Nantahala District ranger. “These local residents…

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It’s a new ball-game at WCU

It’s a new ball-game at WCU

The 2014 Western Carolina Catamount football team has matched its best start ever in the Southern Conference after a 29-15 win over Citadel Saturday in front a crowd of more than 13,000 at EJ Whitemire Stadium. The win makes WCU 4-0 in the Southern Conference for only the second time in school history; the last…

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Town Hall welcomes “Little Library”

Town Hall welcomes “Little Library”

Next time you’re on Main Street in Franklin you may notice a new library, of sorts. The Macon County Library officially installed what’s known as the “Little Library” on Thursday afternoon in front of Town Hall. Franklin Mayor Bob Scott says it’s part of national program growing in popularity to promote reading. “Children and even…

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Franklin’s Young breaks rushing record during Homecoming win

A 44-6 rout of East Henderson on Homecoming night lifted the Franklin Panther football team to a 9-0 record this season. It was a record setting night for Franklin senior Jeremiah Young as he broke the career rushing yards record at the school with 3,507. Young also rushed for four touchdowns—another category in which he…

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  • October 31, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • November 6, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • November 7, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • November 13, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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