Town considers land donation to hospital

A Memorial Garden is being planned for Angel Medical Center, but hospital officials are hoping the town of Franklin will help provide property to make it possible. At this week’s town aldermen meeting, Bonnie Peggs, Marketing Director at Angel, presented plans for the Memorial Garden and asked the town if they’d consider donating a 1…

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AARP free tax help in Franklin

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is again offering free, individualized tax preparation for low-to-moderate income taxpayers—especially those 60 and older. This year’s AARP tax help site in Franklin is the Macon County Public Library at 149 Siler Farm Road. Tax preparation help is available on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. An appointment is…

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Western Carolina, Mark Speir Ink 21 on National Signing Day

Western Carolina, Mark Speir Ink 21 on National Signing Day

Western Carolina second-year head football coach Mark Speir announced the signing of 21 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to play football for the Catamounts beginning in the fall of 2013. One member of Speir’s second incoming class – running back Garry Lewis (Fayetteville, N.C. /Douglas Byrd HS) – is already enrolled, bringing the current…

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Fire torches Burningtown home

Fire torches Burningtown home

The Macon County Arson Investigation team spent part of Wednesday trying to determine what sparked an early morning fire Wednesday in the Burningtown Community. Fire crews from Burningtown-Iolta Fire Department were paged to the blaze off of Burningtown Road at 2 a.m. Assistant Fire Chief Kenneth McCaskill says firefighters knocked down the flames but the…

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Duke back to Utilities Commission with rate hike request

Duke Energy residential customers in North Carolina may see a rate increase of nearly 12 percent if the rate hike request filed by Duke this week is granted by the NC Utilities Commission. Duke Energy filed for an overall increase of 9.7 percent. More than 90 percent of the request is driven by capital investments…

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Franklin Police to get new software for patrol cars

Franklin Police received approval from aldermen this week for software upgrades for the patrol cars of officers. The new software for the cars is required to be implemented by October, according to transitioning Town Manager Warren Cabe. He told aldermen the new program will benefit the department and safety of citizens by providing a vehicle…

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  • November 27, 2014 12:00 pmCOMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER
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