Flu season weakening, say health officials

After what’s proven a harsh flu season, the number of flu cases here in North Carolina appears to be tapering off. Becky Barr, with Macon County Public Health, updated the board of health this week about flu cases saying the peak of the flu season was noted in the week ending December 29, 2012. Since…

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County talks revals, budget goals at mid-year session

The Macon County Board of Commissioners met Saturday for their annual mid-year work session at Southwestern Community College. The board began the six-hour session by taking a look back on the events in the county since January of 2012. A mid-year financial review was presented and commissioners then discussed the upcoming budget for fiscal year…

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Chamber recognizes individuals, organizations with impact at awards banquet

The Franklin Chamber of Commerce presented four distinguished awards at its annual Awards and Installation Banquet held Tuesday night at Tartan Hall. • The Chamber Member of the Year went to the Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts. • The Club/Organization of the Year was awarded to Carenet. • The Duke Energy Citizenship and Service…

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Franklin native comes up big in Lady Cats’ 3 OT win

Franklin native comes up big in Lady Cats’ 3 OT win

The Western Carolina Lady Catamounts basketball team pulled out a win Wednesday night in triple overtime at Furman. It was big night for former Franklin Lady Panther Lindsay Simpson who scored a career-high 25 points in the 88-83 win for Cats (5-12, 3-5 Southern Conference). Simpson was 8-of-15 from the field, a perfect 6-of-6 from…

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Carenet donations, need up in 2012

The need for help is going up, but fortunately so are donations at the local faith-based food pantry Carenet. Carenet Director Shaina Adkins tells us in 2012 the amount of food donated was up from the year before, and so was the number of families and individuals served. Nearly 126,000 lbs of food came in…

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Tellico Road reopens after washing out last week

Tellico Road connecting Franklin to Nantahala has reopened to motorists, according to Macon County DOT Supervisor Jim Ashe. Portions of the road had been closed since last week after a round of heavy rains washed out part of the road making it unsafe for travel. Ashe says additional work remains, but the road is open…

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