“Paint Your Own Pottery” opens in Franklin

“Paint Your Own Pottery” opens in Franklin

The Franklin Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated a ribbon cutting with Colorful Creations located at 135 Highlands Road.  Colorful Creations is a “Paint Your Own Pottery” studio owned by Jimbo and Stacy Ledford and operated by Stacy Ledford and their 3 children, Emma (8), Danni (6) and Gunnar (2).  Colorful Creations welcomes and encourages all…

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Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters now open in WNC

Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters now open in WNC

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission opened 1,100 miles of Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters in 25 western counties at 7 a.m. on April 4. The season will run through Feb. 29, 2016. While fishing on Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters, anglers can harvest a maximum of seven trout per day, with no minimum size limits or bait restrictions. To give…

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Man, 56, charged with indecent liberties

A registered sex offender was taken back to jail after being charged in Macon County for indecent liberties with a child. The suspect, 56-year-old Anthony Godfrey, of Lyle St., was arrested by Franklin Police after a report from the victim’s grandmother. Godfrey has a previous conviction of sexual battery from Citrus County, Fl., where the…

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Warm weather brings black bear sightings and advisories

Warm weather brings black bear sightings and advisories

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission advises that black bear sightings will become more common across the state as weather becomes warmer. While black bears are not inherently dangerous and rarely aggressive toward people, the Wildlife Commission advises caution and using common sense to reduce the potential for problems. If left alone, most transient bears will…

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Tallulah Gorge plans for next water release

According to Park Manager Danny Tatum, Tallulah Gorge’s Spring Whitewater releases are happening this month. “It’s the first two weekends of April. Easter Weekend was the first weekend, and the weekend following. We have 500 cubic feet, cfs per second, of the water releases on Saturdays, we have 700 on Sunday.” The Whitewater release proves…

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Town’s April meeting: Siler Road rezone, banners, and more

A public hearing on rezoning 64 acres of land on Siler Road will be a part of tonight’s Franklin town board meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at town hall. The town of Franklin is applying to rezone the properties from residential to commercial zone II with special use. In addition to the rezoning hearing,…

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Macon County Weather

Community Calendar

  • September 5, 2015 8:00 amMACON COUNTY SR. GAMES FLEA MARKET
  • September 5, 2015 10:00 amAL-ANON MEETING
  • September 8, 2015 10:00 amRED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
  • September 8, 2015 3:30 pmCOWEE FARMERS MARKET
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