Local schools benefit from Wal-Mart opening

As part of Friday’s grand-opening ceremony at the Franklin Wal-Mart Supercenter, it was announced that some local schools would be receiving financial assistance from the store. Wal-Mart General Manager James Fox announced that Iotla-Valley Elementary, Mountain-View Intermediate, and Macon Middle School will each receive $500. Franklin High School will receive $1,000 as a grant from…

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Halloween in the Park moved to Thursday

Due to the forecasted inclement weather, Wednesday’s Halloween in the Park has been moved to Thursday. The event is still being held at the Macon County Veterans Memorial Park and will begin at 5:30 p.m. but will be moved back one day. Halloween in the Park is sponsored by the Macon County Recreation Park.

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Cold blast bringing winds, possible snow to WNC

Weather conditions here in the western mountains are making a drastic change from last week. A cold air mass and blustery winds are moving into the area as a result of Hurricane Sandy which is moving up the mid-Atlantic coast. The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for Macon and surrounding counties…

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Wal-Mart opening a success

Wal-Mart opening a success

It was a big day in Franklin Friday as the much anticipated Super Wal-Mart opened up for business at 8 a.m. A special grand opening event and ribbon-cutting was held just before customers stepped in for the first time on Friday. Mayor Joe Collins, on behalf of the town of Franklin, welcomed the new store…

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New sketch of Wayah rape suspect released

New sketch of Wayah rape suspect released

Federal law enforcement is hopeful an updated sketch of the suspect wanted in an alleged rape case in a Macon County will help solve the crime. The U.S. Forest Service released a new sketch of the suspect believed to have raped a woman on September 25, 2011 near Wayah Bald on Forest Service 711. Officers…

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Halloween traffic crackdown underway

There’s no trick when it comes to drunk driving this Halloween—that’s the message from officers across North Carolina as they begin the traffic safety crackdown known as Booze It and Lose It. According to the Governor’s Highway Safety Program officers will be targeting and removing drunk drivers from North Carolina’s Highways. The traffic safety initiative…

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