LWV to discuss Franklin’s role as Appalachian Trail Community

LWV to discuss Franklin’s role as Appalachian Trail Community

A vital resource to Macon County will be the focus of the next Macon County League of Women Voters program scheduled for Thursday April 11 at noon at the Tartan Hall. David Lippy, President of the Nantahala Hiking Club, will be talking about Franklin as an Appalachian Trail Community and the partnership between the Nantahala…

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Franklin students learn life skills from baking

Around 900 fourth through seventh grade students in Franklin will learn some valuable life skills this week as the Vermont-based King Arthur Flour Company will visit students from five schools—the students will learn to bake bread from scratch through its Life Skills Bread Baking Program. “The Life Skills Program has three goals: learn, bake, share,”…

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Town board to address gun range, UDO changes at next meeting

The Town of Franklin will hold their next regular meeting tonight, at 7 p.m. at the town hall board room. Town officials have released the agenda for the meeting, and there will be several items up for discussion and possible approval. The town attorney will also have an update on the legality of a proposed…

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Minimum wage increase: A needed boost for NC

Nearly 700,000 workers here in North Carolina are earning the minimum wage, but that could change before long, as President Obama has proposed raising the minimum wage to 9 dollars an hour by 2015. The North Carolina Justice Center’s Sabine Schoenbach says the change would be a big boost to North Carolina, “The minimum wage…

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26th annual Macon County Academic Auction a help to local classrooms

An event that for years has added helped make learning more enjoyable for Macon County students is coming up next Saturday. The Macon County Academic Foundation is holding its 26th annual Academic Auction starting at 5 p.m. at Cartoogechaye Elementary School on April 6. Proceeds from the auction help create supplemental learning experiences for local…

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5th annual April Fools Trail Days welcomes hikers to Franklin

5th annual April Fools Trail Days welcomes hikers to Franklin

For the fifth year in a row, Franklin will welcome those trekking the Appalachian Trail to take a “Zero Day” and enjoy the annual April Fools Trail Days in town tomorrow. This day- long event will take place in Historic Downtown Franklin and bring together AT hikers, locals and visitors for a great celebration featuring…

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  • August 29, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • September 4, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • September 5, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • September 11, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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