Latest Makes Over 40 Fatalities on Chattooga

Latest Makes Over 40 Fatalities on Chattooga

Crews are working throughout the day Friday to recover the body of a man believed to have drowned earlier this week while on a commercial rafting trip the Chattooga River. The man, identified as Thomas Patrick Hill of Florida, was reported to have been thrown from his raft and trapped in a rapid. The presumed…

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Historic Cowee School announces celebration and reunion

Historic Cowee School announces celebration and reunion

The Cowee School Project has announced a celebration and reunion will take place at the school on Saturday, August 17. Those who are happy to see this historic site preserved and reused are encouraged to attend—and if you attended or worked at the school from 1943 on, you’re invited to the reunion happening at the…

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Free Medicare workshop planned at Senior Services

Key information that could help you detect Medicare fraud will be presented at a free workshop for Medicare beneficiaries in Franklin. The Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program will host the event explaining the new Medicare Summary Notices that recently went into effect. The workshop will explain how to read the new notices, and how to…

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NC Safe Kids: Stay safe and cool this summer

NC Safe Kids: Stay safe and cool this summer

As the weather heats up this summer, local youth will be hitting their favorite places to swim and there are some important things to remember. Kelly Ransdell is the executive director for Safe Kids North Carolina. She says adult supervision whether at the pool or other bodies of water is important for children’s safety. “Constant…

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Seven indicted in WNC narcotics ring

Seven western North Carolina residents were criminally indicted in U.S. District Court Wednesday for their alleged involved in an oxycodone distribution ring. The indictment is the result of a large scale two-year joint federal, tribal and state investigation targeting the distribution of narcotics, with a focus on prescription drugs, on and around the Cherokee Indian…

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Wide-range planning vision discussed in Franklin

Details on a major collaboration between western North Carolina counties, towns and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians were discussed in Franklin at the League of Women Voters meeting June 13. Ben Brown, communications director for the Southwest Commission’s Opt-In Visioning project, spoke about the wide-range visioning for the western mountains. “This is the first…

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Community Calendar

  • November 27, 2014 12:00 pmCOMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER
  • November 27, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • November 28, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • December 4, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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