Public invited to review planned changes to U.S. 23/441 east of Franklin

The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold an informational workshop from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, on proposed safety improvements to U.S. 23/441 east of Franklin. The workshop will take place at the Franklin Town Hall Board Room, located at 95 East Main Street in Franklin. NCDOT wants to make a number…

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Franklin Lady Panther Basketball Advances to Greensboro

Franklin Lady Panther Basketball Advances to Greensboro

In front of a packed house at the panther den the Franklin Lady Panthers fought off a feisty Enka Sugar Jet team 61-49 in the Western 3A Sectional girls finals Friday night.  Led by Maggie Stewart who scored 24 points the Lady Panthers (24-6) will now play No. 4 seed Tuscola in the Western Regional…

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Franklin Fire receives animal rescue equipment

Franklin Fire receives animal rescue equipment

A local fire department will soon have better tools that could help save your pet’s life in the event of a house fire. The Invisible Fence® Brand is donating pet oxygen masks to Franklin Fire and Rescue. This donation is a part of Invisible Fence® Brand’s Project Breathe, which was established with the goal of…

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Investigation leads to meth arrest at local restaurant

Three local women are arrested on drug charges following an incident at a fast food restaurant. Late last week, officers with the Clayton, GA Police Department were dispatched to Chick-fil-a in reference to possible drug use. Officers spoke with three females, identified as twenty four year old Kelsie Diane Elliot of Franklin, North Carolina, seventeen…

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Lawmakers consider nixing vehicle inspections

A bill to end North Carolina vehicle safety inspections is being considered in the General Assembly. Some say the inspections aren’t necessary, but others such as AAA Carolinas spokesman Tom Crosby believe the inspections are an important part of road safety. “When times are tough you may spend less money on maintenance. It just doesn’t…

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Community Garden taking applications

The growing season is right around the corner and those needing some prime land for gardening should check into the Macon County Community Garden. The garden committee is now taking applications for the 2013 Community Garden. Cooperative Extension Director Alan Durden says garden space has expanded but is still limited. “We have 24 garden spots…

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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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