Filing for municipal elections underway

Filing for the 2013 Franklin and Highlands elections opened on Friday and the only three to file so far will seek the office of Mayor. According to the Board of Elections, current town board members Bob Scott and Sissy Pattillio have filed to run for Franklin mayor. In Highlands town commissioner Brian Stiehler has filed…

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Cooper continues opposition of Duke rate requests

Duke Energy’s latest filing to raise rates has drawn swift opposition from many including the State’s Attorney General Roy Cooper. A 7.5 percent rate increase was just approved for Duke—and there’s word now another increase scheduled to be proposed later this year. Cooper has been fighting the nation’s largest utility over what he says are…

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Weeklong deluge of rain hits county

Forecasters are calling for rain chances again this week, but it does not appear to be a washout like last week. Days of heavy rainfall in Western North Carolina caused flooding and landslides in several mountain counties, damaging roads and impacting travel. Local weather observers report 10.23 inches of rain in Macon County since July…

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Body recovered from Chattooga

Officials with the recovery efforts on the Chattooga River have recovered the body of a Tampa, Florida man who fell from a raft last month. The body of Thomas Hill was recovered Friday. Rescuers had searched the Chattooga River since Hill was reported missing June 19. Mr. Hill was married and father of four. The recovery…

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Freedom of the Press up for discussion at next Women’s League program

The League of Women Voters’ program for July 11 will feature two veteran newspaper journalists speaking on threats to Freedom of the Press and the history of Press freedom in the United States. The League meets in Franklin’s First Presbyterian Church’s Tartan Hall at noon. The meeting is open to the public and is a…

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SCC contributes to Quilts of Valor project

SCC contributes to Quilts of Valor project

Quilting students from Franklin, Cullowhee, Waynesville, Bryson City, and Sylva are teaming up to honor our service men and women. The students in the summer quilting course at Southwestern Community College are giving back by forgoing their own projects for the class and dedicating a full session to creating squares for the Quilts of Valor…

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  • October 30, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • October 31, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • November 6, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • November 7, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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