Friday’s basketball scores

The Franklin Panther basketball teams score two more wins in conference play. On Friday, Franklin hosted the Tuscola Mountains and the Lady Panthers came away with a 50-23 win; they improve to 8-5 on the season. In the boy’s game, Franklin handles Tuscola 64-51 and moves to 5-8 on the season. The Panthers travel to…

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SCC’s Upward Bound students serve deployed troops and Community Table

SCC’s Upward Bound students serve deployed troops and Community Table

High school students from throughout Southwestern Community College’s service area participated in a pair of service projects last month. The students, who are in SCC’s Upward Bound program, made holiday cards that were sent to U.S. troops deployed overseas. They also wrapped small toiletry items that were given out at Sylva’s Community Table, which provides…

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Insurers ask for N.C. mobile home insurance rate increase

The North Carolina Department of Insurance received a mobile homeowners insurance rate filing from the N.C. Rate Bureau the afternoon of Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. The N.C. Rate Bureau is not part of the Department of Insurance and represents all companies writing mobile homeowners insurance in the state. Two forms of mobile home coverage are…

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Appalachian Trail lengthened

Appalachian Trail lengthened

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is excited to announce the official mileage of the Appalachian Trail this year: 2,189.2 miles, which is an increase of 3.9 miles over last year’s 2,185.3. Every year, the latest mileage and shelter information is updated from volunteers who are constantly improving the Trail. This year, more than half of the changes…

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New Hope Center moving forward

New Hope Center moving forward

A project to create a much-needed homeless shelter in Franklin is moving ahead, but has faced some challenges. The New Hope Center is more than just a shelter, but rather a six-month rehabilitation program that helps those struggling obtain a stable residence, nutritious meals, Bible study, vocational skills, and follow-up. Until the shelter is renovated…

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Angel announces New Year’s Baby

Angel announces New Year’s Baby

The odds of having one New Year’s baby is slim but two is rare.  However, that is exactly what happened to Crystal Hayes.  In 2007, Crystal’s daughter, Starla Watts, was Angel Medical Center’s New Year’s baby.  Then, brother Leo Q. Hayes, Jr. decided he wanted to be Angel’s New Year’s baby and he was born…

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  • January 29, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • January 30, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • February 5, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • February 6, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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