Federal impasse curtails WNC recreation opportunities

The federal government shutdown has lead to the closure of most facilities in the national forests here in North Carolina. The closure affects offices, many campgrounds, day use areas, bathrooms, shooting ranges, off-highway vehicle trails, fee areas and other facilities managed by U.S. Forest Service in the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests. The following campgrounds…

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Details on Grayson Hall 5K announced

The Franklin Cross Country team will host the Grayson Hall Memorial 5K race on Saturday, November 16, at 9:00 a.m. at Tassee Park on the Little Tennessee Greenway in Franklin. This is the 9th year for the Grayson Hall Memorial race, which raises money for a Franklin High School scholarship. The idea for the race…

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Franklin woman escapes serious injury after hitting tractor-trailer

Franklin woman escapes serious injury after hitting tractor-trailer

A 20-year-old Franklin driver is recovering with non life-threatening injuries after nearly colliding head-on with a tractor-trailer Friday morning. Trooper Mike Henry with the N.C. Highway Patrol says the driver, Victoria Wood, was traveling north in a 1995 Toyota passenger car near 1687 Georgia Road when she veered across the road and into the southbound…

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Citizens Academy meets K-9 officers

Citizens Academy meets K-9 officers

Even the worst criminals will stop trying to escape law enforcement if they are being chased by one of the canines from the Macon County Sheriff’s Department’s K-9 division. The use of trained canines to fight crime in the county has proven to be an excellent deterrent. According to Sergeant Clay Bryson, who oversees the…

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WNC infant dies from whooping cough

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday reported the first infant death in 2013 attributable to pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. The child, who was 3 weeks old, was from Transylvania County. According to state health officials, infants cannot begin vaccination against whooping cough until they are 2 months old…

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School board calls attention to poor salary growth for teachers

At their meeting Monday, the Macon County Board of Education brought attention to research that shows North Carolina teachers are at the bottom when it comes to salary growth. The board reviewed a report, compiled by the National Education Association, which shows North Carolina as 51st in the nation for change in average public school…

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Community Calendar

  • November 22, 2014 8:00 pmAN EVENING OF MUSIC AND FUN
  • November 24, 2014 6:00 pmTHANKSGIVING PRAYER SERVICE
  • November 27, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • November 28, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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