$5 Rabies clinic announced

Macon County Public Health will sponsor Rabies Vaccination Clinics throughout the Franklin and Highlands area on Saturday, October 5th, 2013. Area veterinarians will vaccinate dogs, cats, and ferrets over 4 months of age, as required by NC state law. The cost is $5 (cash only) per pet and all pets should be kept in vehicles,…

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Affordable Care Act presentation planned in Franklin for small biz owners

Local business owners with questions about the Affordable Care Act are invited to an interactive event Wednesday, September 24, hosted by the Franklin Chamber of Commerce and Small Business Majority. This free presentation will explain the healthcare law’s impact to North Carolina small businesses and how small businesses can benefit from the state’s health insurance…

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BOE expected to discuss gun ban

After opposition and the threat of legal action, the Macon County Board of Education may be re-thinking a possible policy that would ban guns on local campuses. A new state law, set to take effect October 1, provides for concealed handgun permit-holders to keep handguns in closed containers, within a locked motor vehicle, on educational…

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Dialysis center welcomed into the community

Dialysis center welcomed into the community

Macon county citizens, elected officials, and medical professionals welcomed in the new dialysis facility in Franklin with a ribbon cutting on Thursday. This special event drew a large turnout of patients that need the critical dialysis care, along with their families. Factors such as the rural location and small population made the prospect of a…

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County encourages talks regarding Nikwasi Mound

Macon County leaders are hopeful the town of Franklin and Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will begin talks about the future of maintaining and preserving the Nikwasi Mound. At their September meeting, county commissioners adopted a resolution showing their support to continue the partnership with the Eastern Band. The historic mound is property of the…

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Panthers win, snap Swain’s streak

On Friday, the Franklin Panther football team did something no other team has done in two years: beat Swain in the regular season. Swain County saw that 21-game regular season win streak end at the Panther Pit–ironically the same place they last lost a regular season contest. It was a hard-fought win for Franklin as…

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