Two Catamounts picked in MLB Draft

Two Catamounts picked in MLB Draft

Western Carolina had two players selected during the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft which concluded over the weekend. Junior outfielder Julian Ridings was taken by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 18th round while senior third baseman Tyler White was taken by the Houston Astros in the 33rd round, both coming on the…

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Community clinic seeks part of county budget

Community clinic seeks part of county budget

Over the past three years, the Franklin Community Care Clinic has helped fill a critical gap in medical services to Macon County residents. Now, the clinic is in need of support to stay afloat. The volunteer driven makeshift medical center provides free health care services to adults and children who are uninsured, cannot afford private…

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Town may change 1948 ordinance on pool tables and alcohol

Town of Franklin leaders say they may change a 65 year ordinance that prohibits establishments from mixing pool tables and alcohol sales in the same location. Franklin Mayor Joe Collins says this relatively unknown town ordinance is delaying two businesses from operating. “Not having a pool table just because they sell beer is kind of…

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Learning standards for NC students being disputed

Learning standards for North Carolina’s K through 12 students are becoming the center of a dispute between some state leaders. Lt. Governor Dan Forest, who is a member of the State School Board, has been vocal about the Common Core curriculum for students and questions if it allows enough local input. Forest says another problem…

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Highlands to get highway marker honoring botantist

Highlands to get highway marker honoring botantist

Coming up June 15, the dedication of a North Carolina Highway Historical Marker will take place in Highlands on West Main Street between Second and Third Streets. The marker is being place to commemorate the second botanist to enter North Carolina, Andre Michaux. In June 1787, the Frenchman crossed into North Carolina, starting out in…

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NCDMV launches tax estimator

Just in time for the mailing of the first combined “Tag & Tax Together” bills on July 1, North Carolina vehicle owners are getting a new tool to help them understand how the new program works. The “Vehicle Property Tax Estimator” calculates the property tax for individual vehicles based on their identification, age and address.…

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  • November 13, 2013 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
  • July 30, 2014Save Our Children-Save Our World, feat. Josh McDowell
  • July 31, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • August 1, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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