Franklin Football Wins 35-14 over West Stokes; On to the 3rd Round

On another cold night at the Panther Pit Franklin grabbed a quick 21-0 lead at the half in route to a 35-14 victory over the West Stokes Wildcats.  Jeremiah Young scored three touchdowns and rushed for 82 yards for the Panthers and Dalton Cochran ran for a touchdown and passed for another. Franklin had a…

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Update: County officials release name of fire victim

County officials have identified the victim in Friday morning’s house fire in the Nantahala Community. According to Macon County Emergency Services, the body of 36-year-old Stephen Bradley McCoy was discovered by firemen after they quickly extinguished the flames at the home on 600 Briartown Church Road in Topton. Nantahala Volunteer Fire and Rescue was dispatched…

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One dead, one critically injured in Nantahala house fire

One person has died and a 9-year-old child was airlifted early Friday morning for burn treatment after a fire destroys a home in the Nantahala community. Nantahala and West Macon Fire Departments were dispatched to the scene at 600 Briartown Church Road at approximately 1:30 a.m. Friday morning. The Macon County Sheriff’s Office is currently…

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Manager: Macon County has gained strong financial footing

Macon County remains in a healthy financial position—that’s according to County Manager Derek Roland who provided a comprehensive review of the county at a recent League of Women Voters program. Roland says the county is about a quarter into its fiscal year and has been able to continue a high level of efficient services for…

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Schools ask county for defibrillators

Macon County school officials say four local schools lack a life-saving technology that is becoming commonplace in most public places. Terry Bell, on behalf of the school system, spoke with county commissioners this week about the need for defibrillators at Iotla, Cartoogechaye, Macon Early College, and Union Academy. Bell says all other schools have these…

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NC Commerce chief visits with Maconians

NC Commerce chief visits with Maconians

The Macon County Economic Development Commission welcomed North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker to Franklin last Friday as a stop on what was deemed her “western swing through western North Carolina.” The local commission hosted an early breakfast meeting with Decker together with local government officials and business leaders at the Macon Bank headquarters.…

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