Potentially life saving test free this month at Angel

Angel Medical Center is joining the fight against colon cancer. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and throughout March, Angel will offer free Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) screenings. Pick up your free kit at the Angel Medical Center Lab. Colon Cancer is 90 percent curable when detected early. The hospital says this gives you…

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Water line replacement to shutdown Green Street

Town of Franklin officials says Green Street will be closed for the next month beginning Thursday, March 21. According to the Public Works Department, the street must be closed in order to conduct a water line replacement. Green Street will be closed to thru traffic and open only for local traffic.  

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Smokies, Blue Ridge Parkway feeling effects of sequestration

Some campgrounds and visitor centers in the Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway may not open this year due to federal budget cuts. The National Park Service is among the area that got hit with the automatic spending cuts that began to take effect this month. Don Barger with the National Parks Conservation…

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Macon County Public Health recommends testing your well water

Macon County Health Director, Mr. Jim Bruckner, is encouraging Macon County residents who use a private drinking water well to regularly test their water for contaminants. According to Bruckner; “Since July 1, 2008, the Health Department has been operating under the requirements of the new permitting rules for private drinking water wells. These new rules…

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Forest Service seeks local input on future of Nantahala National Forest

Forest Service seeks local input on future of Nantahala National Forest

Do you care about recreation, wildlife habitat and other benefits provided by the Nantahala National Forest? If so, the Forest Service encourages you to attend a public here in Franklin on Tuesday, March 19 at the Tartan Hall at 6 p.m. This is an opportunity to share your opinions about both the Nantahala and Pisgah…

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NC home sales rise sharply in January

NC home sales rise sharply in January

Home sales are on the rise here in North Carolina—and across the nation—this according to a new survey. Earl Lee is the president of Prudential Real Estate. He says home sales in North Carolina jumped 33 percent during January alone. Lee says the sales volume is one of several signs of a healthier housing market,…

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  • August 21, 2014 9:00 amSMOKY MOUNTAIN VETERAN STAND DOWN
  • August 21, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • August 22, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • August 26, 2014 6:30 pmLADIES NIGHT OUT
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