Franklin clobbers North Henderson

The Franklin Panthers stay undefeated on the 2013 season after a 44-8 win over North Henderson Friday on Homecoming Night. Franklin struck early—scoring on the first play of the game with a reverse halfback pass from Trey Maslin to Dalton Cochran. The Panthers compiled 466 yards of total offense on 60 plays, while only giving up…

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Macon Social Services gets much needed stipend for food/shelter programs

As many local assistance programs were heading into a tight squeeze, news is out that the federal government is giving the county a stipend. According to the Department of Social Services, $17,741 is coming to Macon County through the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA. The funds will shore up emergency food and shelter programs…

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Nantahala Ranger facilities reopen

Most U.S. Forest Service facilities shuttered by the federal funding lapse are opening back up in the Nantahala National Forest. In the Nantahala Ranger District, Nantahala National Forest, all recreation sites are currently open except for: • Moss Knob shooting range, which is closed due to construction. • Van Hook recreation areas will remain closed…

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Meadows explains no vote on shutdown bill

Western North Carolina Congressman Mark Meadows says he’s glad the shutdown has ended, but he didn’t support the bill to end it because he’s still not happy several Obamacare components. A bi-partisan funding bill to reopen the government was passed Wednesday after a 16-day gridlock. After voting no to the measure, Meadows said in a…

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County offering free tarps at landfill

Keep America Beautiful and the North Carolina Department of Transportation are sponsoring a Tarp Day Event this week. Macon County Solid Waste Management Department is participating in the event on Wednesday, October 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until they have given out all of the available tarps. Landfill employees will be offering…

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Franklin takes on North Henderson for homecoming

The Franklin Panther football team will try to stay undefeated on the year as they host North Henderson tonight for homecoming. The 7-0 Panthers are coming off a victory over rival Smoky Mountain last week, and the Knights, at 3-4, look to bounce back after a tough loss to Tuscola Friday. Franklin Head Coach Josh…

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