Rotary’s Indian GSE group visits Franklin

Rotary’s Indian GSE group visits Franklin

A group of individuals from across the world spent some time in Franklin through the Rotary Club’s Group Study Exchange. The five member group of young professionals from Gujarat, India stopped in Macon County during their visit to the western part of North Carolina. Part of their mission is to learn from the American way…

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LWV to discuss Franklin’s role as Appalachian Trail Community

LWV to discuss Franklin’s role as Appalachian Trail Community

A vital resource to Macon County will be the focus of the next Macon County League of Women Voters program scheduled for Thursday April 11 at noon at the Tartan Hall. David Lippy, President of the Nantahala Hiking Club, will be talking about Franklin as an Appalachian Trail Community and the partnership between the Nantahala…

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Franklin students learn life skills from baking

Around 900 fourth through seventh grade students in Franklin will learn some valuable life skills this week as the Vermont-based King Arthur Flour Company will visit students from five schools—the students will learn to bake bread from scratch through its Life Skills Bread Baking Program. “The Life Skills Program has three goals: learn, bake, share,”…

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Town board to address gun range, UDO changes at next meeting

The Town of Franklin will hold their next regular meeting tonight, at 7 p.m. at the town hall board room. Town officials have released the agenda for the meeting, and there will be several items up for discussion and possible approval. The town attorney will also have an update on the legality of a proposed…

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Minimum wage increase: A needed boost for NC

Nearly 700,000 workers here in North Carolina are earning the minimum wage, but that could change before long, as President Obama has proposed raising the minimum wage to 9 dollars an hour by 2015. The North Carolina Justice Center’s Sabine Schoenbach says the change would be a big boost to North Carolina, “The minimum wage…

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26th annual Macon County Academic Auction a help to local classrooms

An event that for years has added helped make learning more enjoyable for Macon County students is coming up next Saturday. The Macon County Academic Foundation is holding its 26th annual Academic Auction starting at 5 p.m. at Cartoogechaye Elementary School on April 6. Proceeds from the auction help create supplemental learning experiences for local…

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  • September 18, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • September 19, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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