Town delays rezone hearing for Pauline Avenue

Franklin residents wanting to weigh in on a re-zoning request near Pauline Avenue will have to wait a couple of months due to a legality. A public hearing was planned for the Monday, August 5 meeting of the Franklin Board of Aldermen, but had to be postponed because not all affected residents received official notice.…

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Hospice House Foundation gets $1 million challenge grant

The Hospice House Foundation of Western North Carolina is getting a big boost to help renovate the Dryman Home on Maple Street in Franklin into a six-bed facility for end-of-life care. The North Carolina State Employees Credit Union Foundation announced this week they will award a $1 million challenge grant toward the facility. The way…

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Macon Aero Modelers Aviation Day to support Wounded Warrior Project

Macon Aero Modelers Aviation Day to support Wounded Warrior Project

The Macon Aero Modelers Club, in support of and raising funds for the Wounded Warrior Project, will celebrate National Model Aviation Day as part of the Academy of Model Aeronautic’s (AMA) mission to promote model aviation on Saturday, August 17. It will be held at the club’s flying field in Otto, beginning at 9 AM.…

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Flood watch posted for Macon

Forecasted heavy rains for the western mountains have prompted a flash flood watch from the National Weather Service for Macon and surrounding counties. Numerous shows and thunderstorms could develop across the Western Carolinas and Northeast Georgia today and tonight. The thunderstorms are expected to move slowly and produce locally very heavy rain. Some areas, which…

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Pickin’ coming back to town square

Pickin’ coming back to town square

At the August board meeting, the Franklin Board of Aldermen voted unanimously to return Pickin’ on the Square to its original location at the downtown gazebo for the remainder of the season. Town officials hope that this popular summer entertainment venue will return to the square as soon as it can be switched back. This…

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Mountain DOT division gets new engineer

The N.C. Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that Ed Green has been named the new Division 14 Engineer for the state’s 10 westernmost counties. Green most recently served as Maintenance Engineer in NCDOT’s Division 13. Effective Aug. 6, 2013, Joel Setzer is no longer serving as Division 14 Engineer. Setzer will remain with NCDOT as…

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