FHS boys’ soccer red hot at 10-0

They’re undefeated so far this season and the Franklin boys’ varsity soccer team is making some noise here in the mountains. The Panthers improved to 10-0 on Wednesday after a win at West Henderson. This year’s team is the first in over a decade to pick up a win over rival Smoky Mountain—and they’re also…

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Angel to hold drive-thru flu clinic

Angel Medical Center encourages the community to “Fight the Flu”, by getting their flu shot.  AMC is offering drive-thru flu vaccinations, on Friday, October 3, from 8 am to 4 pm by the Emergency Department located at the back of the hospital.  Cost will be $25, payable by cash or check, and Medicare Part B…

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Drug take-back events planned in Macon County

Drug take-back events planned in Macon County

On a daily basis, law enforcement in Macon County and across North Carolina fight prescription drug abuse, which is on the rise. Now—Macon County residents can help keep those drugs out of the wrong hands by safely disposing of unwanted medicines this Saturday. In conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Macon County Sheriff’s Office…

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Fall color predictions improve for WNC

The forecast for fall color here in the mountains has gotten a little brighter—after biology professor and foliage expert Dr. Kathy Mathews revises her prediction for leaf changes. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that Mathews, a Western Carolina University Professor, says relatively dry conditions over the last month, along with cooling temperatures, have improved the outlook.…

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BOE votes for upgrades at schools

Additional capital improvements throughout the Macon County School System got approval from the school board at their meeting held Monday. The board approved to replace the sinks and vanities at Cartoogechaye and South Macon at a cost not to exceed $6,000. Also $2,840  was allocated to complete the fire alarm panel replacement at Macon Middle…

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Enterovirus cases confirmed in N.C.

A respiratory virus in children that’s been sweeping the nation is now in North Carolina; Health officials have confirmed six cases of Enterovirus  D-68 have been found in the state. Dr. Zack Moore with the Division of Public Health says those most at risk for Enterovirus D-68 are children and those with existing respiratory issues…

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  • October 2, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • October 3, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • October 9, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • October 10, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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