Battle Branch Rd wreck injures one

One person was injured following a single vehicle accident early Friday morning. According to the Bryson City Post of the Highway Patrol, a 1996 Chevy car driven by Anita Alderman, age 26, of Franklin crashed into several larges rocks on Battle Branch Road around 12:19 a.m. Friday. The Highway Patrol indicates Alderman had four passengers…

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Health Officials encouraging flu preparedness

This flu season is hitting earlier and affecting more people—this according to North Carolina health officials who confirmed two flu-related deaths already in the Triad area. Nicole Lee, Epidemiologist explains what they’re seeing isn’t typical, “Not only with the flu associated deaths, but in terms of how many people we’re seeing going to their physicians…

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Macon remains middle-tier in state’s economically distressed rankings

North Carolina is out with its 2013 list of how states measure up when it comes to economic conditions. These economic designations, researched by the Department of Commerce, are required by law and impact the number of state funding opportunities a county receives to assist with economic development. Tier 1 counties are the most economically…

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Panthers release 2013 football schedule with later start date

The North Carolina High School Football season officially wrapped over the weekend with state championship games, and Franklin High is looking ahead to next season as they release the 2013 Panther schedule. The Panther varsity schedule features a later start date with the first regular season game scheduled for August 30, at home against Murphy.…

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New Siler Road entrance closed for repairs

The NCDOT has announced that this afternoon the portion of Siler Road Accessed from the new round-a-bout off the by-pass will be closed. Drivers needing to access the college or library will need to use the original Siler Road entrance off of 441. According to Nathan Tanner with the NCDOT, that section of the road…

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Evans, Hidgon to be sworn in today

Later today, new school and county leaders will officially be sworn-in. A special called meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. this morning as Melissa Bateman Evans will be sworn-in as a member of the school board. The Board of Education will then vote on a chairman and vice-chair for the coming year. At 6 p.m.…

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