Town balks at Pauline Ave rezoning request

A request to rezone 13 acres in the town limits to a medium to high density area was shot down by the town of Franklin. At their meeting Monday, the board of aldermen held a public hearing over the proposed zoning changes on three parcels on Pauline Avenue. The request was to change from R-1…

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Bill introduced to ramp up school safety in NC

More school resource officers could soon be in place at school districts across North Carolina—if a bill introduced Thursday by the state House is passed. The Public School Safety Bill would provide millions in funding to local governments in North Carolina giving them the money to hire more resource officers, psychologists, guidance counselors, and would…

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FHS to begin charging for record requests

Franklin High School announced: As of July 1, 2013 there will be a $6.00 charge per transcript/record request for any student not currently enrolled at Franklin High School. Payment can be made by check or cash to FHS Guidance at 100 Panther Drive. School officials say when requesting records, please allow time for payment to…

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Another vacant home goes up in flames

Another vacant home goes up in flames

Another vacant home in the Franklin town limits has burned to the ground. Tuesday morning at approximately 1:30, crews from Franklin Fire and Rescue were called to the blaze at 49 Bulgin Drive. When they arrived the house was engulfed according to Franklin Fire Chief Warren Cabe, “Upon our first unit’s arrival, the structure was…

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Rotary’s Indian GSE group visits Franklin

Rotary’s Indian GSE group visits Franklin

A group of individuals from across the world spent some time in Franklin through the Rotary Club’s Group Study Exchange. The five member group of young professionals from Gujarat, India stopped in Macon County during their visit to the western part of North Carolina. Part of their mission is to learn from the American way…

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LWV to discuss Franklin’s role as Appalachian Trail Community

LWV to discuss Franklin’s role as Appalachian Trail Community

A vital resource to Macon County will be the focus of the next Macon County League of Women Voters program scheduled for Thursday April 11 at noon at the Tartan Hall. David Lippy, President of the Nantahala Hiking Club, will be talking about Franklin as an Appalachian Trail Community and the partnership between the Nantahala…

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