Safety concerns prompt ‘No Wake’ request on Nantahala Lake

At the March meeting of the Macon County Board of County Commissioners, county officials voted unanimously to begin the process of relocating the buoy and expanding the no wake zone on the Nantahala Lake. On behalf of the Nantahala community, Daniel Lopp made a formal request to county commissioners to make such changes and take…

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Coffee with a Cop Tuesday morning

Coffee with a Cop Tuesday morning

The Franklin Police Department invites citizens to join them for the next Coffee with a Cop event schedule for Tuesday March 24 at 8:30 a.m. at Rathskellar. Officers will be on hand to speak with citizens and answer questions about issues important to them in the community.

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N.C. looks to ban powdered alcohol

A bill was introduced on Wednesday in the North Carolina House that would prohibit powdered alcohol in the state. A federal regulator, earlier this month, approved a product called Palcohol, intended to be mixed up into drinks. “There’s obvious avenues to abuse that kind of stuff. It could get into wrong hands or be used…

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Cowart jailed after chase, injuring officer

Cowart jailed after chase, injuring officer

On Thursday evening, a traffic stop in Franklin turned into a high-speed chase ending with one officer injured and another man behind bars. The incident occurred around 7:30 p.m. when Macon County Sheriff’s Deputies attempted to stop a car driven by 24-year-old Jessie Mal Cowart. Cowart fled at a high rate of speed down the…

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Hopes high for balanced, experienced Panther baseball team

The 2015 Franklin High School Panther varsity baseball team is off to a 2-1 start this season after winning their conference opener Wednesday against Brevard. Hopes are high for the team to improve on last season’s 13-13 record, which featured the team’s first playoff appearance in several years. Head Coach Ryan Raby says the 2015…

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Applications accepted for 2015 Community Garden

Now preparing for its fifth season, the Macon County Community Garden Committee is now taking applications for spaces in the 2015 Community Garden. It has grown from sixteen to twenty four garden spaces since its inception, according to Cooperative Extension Director Alan Durden. “The spaces are 500 square feet each—20 by 25 feet. We’re going…

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Community Calendar

  • March 26, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • March 26, 2015 6:30 pmGEM & MINERAL SOCIETY MEETING
  • March 27, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • March 28, 2015 7:00 amPANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER FOR MACON TRACS
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