Franklin solider dies in Afghanistan

The military is investigating the death of a Franklin solider who died on Thursday serving in Afghanistan, while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Army Sgt. William D. Brown III, 44, died Thursday, Sept. 19, in Laghman Province, Afghanistan, from a non-combat incident, according to a Department of Defense announcement on Saturday. Brown was assigned to the…

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Commission meeting round-up: guardrail sought on Patton Rd., finance dept. honored

Commission meeting round-up: guardrail sought on Patton Rd., finance dept. honored

Local residents say a section of Patton Road in Franklin is dangerous and a guardrail is needed—now county commissioners are getting involved and asking the North Carolina DOT to take a second look at the situation. Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution at their September meeting formally asking the new DOT District Engineer to come to…

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Men’s Night Out returns Tuesday

Local men are invited and encouraged to attend a special event known as Men’s Night Out on Tuesday, September 24 at Angel Medical Center. The evening’s program will feature information on Prostate Health and will be in the third floor video conference room beginning at 6:30 p.m. Men’s Night Out was started after the success…

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Panthers host former MAC opponent Enka

The Franklin Panther football team is back at the Pit tonight hosting a former foe from the Mountain Athletic Conference. Tonight, the Panthers (3-0) take the field against an Enka Jets team that is hungry for a win this season at 0-4. They are coming off a loss to West Caldwell last Friday 19-12; Franklin…

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New online system makes job search a little easier for Maconians

One month after its launch, NCWorks Online is already connecting job seekers with North Carolina’s employers. NCWorks, operated by the N.C. Division of Workforce Solutions, received more than 80 million hits during the month of August. It has registered more than 8,000 new job seekers and more than 1,000 new employers. Dale West, manager at…

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Library to assist residents with ACA open enrollment

On October 1, open enrollment begins for the Health Insurance Marketplace, a new way to find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. The Fontana Regional Library system is learning all it can to help patrons gain access to the information they need regarding available resources in our area. Once the Marketplace…

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  • March 5, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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