Mental health workshop to help parents, teachers

Parents and teachers in Macon County are invited to a free workshop on mental illness and suicide risk awareness and prevention in children and adolescents. The free workshop will be Saturday, November 16 from 9:30 to 2:45 at the Macon County Community building and is being organized by NAMI Appalachian South. Linda Talbot, Vice-President of…

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Over 150 cited on Macon roads during Halloween Booze It & Lose it

Over 150 traffic and criminal violations were handed out on Macon County roads during the Halloween Booze It & Lose It traffic safety campaign October 25-31. State and local law enforcement agencies ramped up enforcement during the initiative which resulted in 842 DWI arrests state wide. In Macon County, 2 were arrested for drunk-driving, 53…

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Franklin Panther Football Grabs the #1 Seed in the 2-AA Playoffs

The 2-AA State Football Playoff Brackets have been Released and Franklin (11-0) will host Parkwood (5-6) in the 1st Round of the Playoffs Friday at 7:30pm at the Panther Pit!! Click Here for the complete bracket from the NCHSAA

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Conference title, perfect regular season ride on tonight’s game at Tuscola

The Western North Carolina Conference Championship and a chance for an undefeated regular season are on the line tonight at the Franklin Panthers head to Waynesville to take on the Tuscola Mountaineers. The Panthers are 10-0 after a win over West Henderson last week and the Mountaineers are 8-2 after knocking off East Henderson last…

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Fees waived at U.S. Forest Service sites

The U.S. Forest Service announced that day-use fees will be waived at three popular sites in western North Carolina during Veterans Day Weekend. “We wholeheartedly salute the men and women who represent the nearly 22 million American veterans who have served their country in the military,” said U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. “As we…

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Town adopts changes to wireless ordinance

The town of Franklin unanimously adopted changes to its Wireless Telecommunication Ordinance brought on by revisions to federal law. Town attorney John Henning presented the changes to the ordinance at the November 4 meeting of the board of aldermen. Henning pointed out a key change to the wireless ordinance is the town will essentially not…

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Community Calendar

  • February 27, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • March 5, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • March 6, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • March 12, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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