Nationally recognized quilter to teach at SCC

Nationally recognized quilter to teach at SCC

For Linda Nichols, quilt-making is a way of life – it’s a way to have fun, a way to meet people, and a way to pass along a rich heritage art. For this feisty septuagenarian, quilting is just one of the myriad of ways she keeps herself busy in the community. Nichols retired from her…

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Union Principal transferring to FHS

In just a few months, there will be some big shifts in the Macon County School System as FHS Principal Chris Baldwin transitions into the role of Superintendent. Recently the next FHS principal was named, and now the school board has announced that Union Academy Principal Kris Reis will transfer to Franklin High School to…

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WCU band gets bid for 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

WCU band gets bid for 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Western Carolina University’s Pride of the Mountains is one of only 10 marching bands selected from across the nation to perform in the 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in New York City. Macy’s Parade officials were on campus Thursday, April 25, to surprise the 400 members of the WCU marching band with news of the invitation…

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Benefit for Open Door Ministry this Saturday

The Open Door Ministry in Macon County and Carenet are teaming up for a community benefit and fundraiser this Saturday afternoon from 2 to 5 pm at Carenet on Bidwell Street. The event is being hosted by the Open Door Ministry Program. There will be a clothing give-away, picnic and entertainment at the benefit. Carenet…

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Hilton sentenced for 2007 murder

Gary Michael Hilton was sentenced to four life sentences Thursday in U.S. District Court for the kidnapping and murder of John D. Bryant and Irene W. Bryant and to 15 years in prison for a related robbery offense, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Hilton pleaded guilty to…

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Forest Service to host additional plan revision meeting in Franklin

Forest Service to host additional plan revision meeting in Franklin

Another opportunity for local residents to help plan the forest’s future is coming up. The U.S. Forest Service has announced the next session in Franklin for the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests management plan revision process. The meeting will be held from 6-9 p.m. on May 23 at Tartan Hall of the First Presbyterian Church,…

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  • October 2, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • October 3, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • October 9, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • October 10, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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