BBQ champs announced

BBQ champs announced

The 5th Annual Mountain High BBQ Festival is in the book. The crowds were great, the cars were spectacular, the entertainment enjoyable and the food delicious.   The results are in from the BBQ competitions.   Grand Champion – Pro Division Swamp Boys BBQ Team – Winter Haven, FL       Reserve Grand Champion…

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Recovery noticed in NC real estate market

North Carolina’s housing market continues to gain steam—this according to experts who say business is picking up after a tepid couple of years for home sales. Fleming, president of the North Carolina Realtors Association, say in some places demand is outgrowing the number of homes for sale, and that may boost construction. “I see this…

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Tribe calls for Nikwasi Mound ownership

Tribe calls for Nikwasi Mound ownership

Negotiations could be on the horizon to transfer the Nikwasi Mound back to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Cherokee Principal Chief Michell Hicks, joined by several tribal members, spoke at Tuesday’s Macon County Commission meeting. Chief Hicks told the board he has been burdened for a while to see the mound back in their…

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Franklin man charged with trafficking cocaine

A 26-year-old Franklin man was arrested August 7 on a string of charges including trafficking cocaine. Reports filed by Macon County Deputies indicate that the suspect Alvin Sharriod Anderson has been charged with a felony count of trafficking in cocaine, four felony counts of selling cocaine, and felony counts of maintaining a dwelling for a…

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Town changes ordinance to manage sweepstakes sites

If sweepstakes establishments ever become legal again in North Carolina, they’ll face tougher restrictions if they want to set up in the town of Franklin. Town aldermen passed a change unanimously to the Unified Development Ordinance that defines electronic machines and sweepstakes games, and also regulates where they can locate. A public hearing was held…

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Despite last minute outcry, Gov. signs voter legislation

In light of  opposition from civil groups and the attorney general, Governor Pat McCrory signed the sweeping election reform bill into law on Monday. The measure will require voters to show a photo ID before voting, ends same-day registration, and shortens the early voting period. Now—civil lawsuits are being filed in federal court challenging the…

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  • October 2, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • October 3, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • October 9, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • October 10, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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