Franklin’s Young breaks rushing record during Homecoming win

A 44-6 rout of East Henderson on Homecoming night lifted the Franklin Panther football team to a 9-0 record this season. It was a record setting night for Franklin senior Jeremiah Young as he broke the career rushing yards record at the school with 3,507. Young also rushed for four touchdowns—another category in which he…

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Duke to roll out $20 million program for low-income customer assistance

As many as 4,000 households across the state could soon be eligible for an energy makeover, courtesy of Duke Energy. The company has announced the launch of its Helping Home Fund, a $20 million program authorized through an agreement with the N.C. Public Staff and approved by the N.C. Utilities Commission during the 2013 Duke…

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Update: Macon County Deputy involved in two-car accident

Minor injuries were reported after a three-car accident involving a Sheriff’s Deputy Friday morning. Franklin Police were dispatched to the accident at the intersection of US 64 West and Sloan Road. According to Police SGT. Stephen Apel, the deputy was traveling in the westbound lane of US 64 responding to an emergency call with sirens…

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Panthers to face rising East Henderson team for Homecoming

The Franklin Panther football team returns to the Pit tonight for homecoming as they take on the East Henderson Eagles. The Panthers come in at 8-0 after crushing North Henderson last week 49-14. East Henderson comes in at 3-5 and 3-1 in the conference after a win over Smoky Mountain last Friday. Last year, Franklin…

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Franklin gears up for 18th annual PumpkinFest

Franklin gears up for 18th annual PumpkinFest

Historic Downtown Franklin, North Carolina is gearing up for its 18th Annual PumpkinFest to be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  During this event you can take part in some traditional and some very non-traditional fall festivities. “PumpkinFest is geared toward children and families and we’re excited to provide…

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Study: North Carolina homeowners pay more when filing a claim

A big hearing is going on this week in Raleigh over a proposal to raise North Carolina homeowner’s insurance rates by as much as 25 percent. But experts in the insurance industry say North Carolinians have already sustained a spike in costs when it comes to filing a claim. Laura Adams- senior analyst with Insurance…

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  • October 31, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • November 6, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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  • November 13, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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