Moss Knob shooting range to reopen spring 2014

The Moss Knob Shooting Range, located in the Nantahala Ranger District, Nantahala National Forest, will reopen in spring 2014 following improvements. Repairs were scheduled to be completed this fall. However, forestry officials say logistical challenges with the project have delayed reopening of the range. The improvements will include building a new access road to the…

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Run for hope: Gilliam’s Hope 5K today

A program that promotes positive choices among Macon County’s youth is spreading to the Franklin area. Gilliam’s Promise was started in Highlands 2009 by Bill and Eleanor Cheney as an effort to guide local youth away from the temptations of substance abuse. The Cheney’s experienced the heartache of losing their grandson, Gilliam, because of his…

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Derek Roland chosen as next Macon County manager

On Tuesday night, the Macon County Board of Commissioners announced the next county manager. After about three months of consideration, the board unanimously named Macon County native Derek C. Roland as county manager. Roland was one of 38 applicants for the position of county manager. He currently serves as town planner for the town of…

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Closing and Delays for 11-27

Closing and Delays for 11-27

Here is the Latest from the Winter Storm Center: Great Beginnings Lutheran Pre-School: CLOSED Macon County Transit Suspended Services until 9am Town of Franklin: 2 Hour Delay

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Annual free Thanksgiving Dinner in Franklin Thursday

A free Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be hosted by First Presbyterian Church located at 26 Church St., in Franklin, on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28. Turkey, dressing, all the trimmings, and home-baked desserts will be served from noon to 2 p.m. in Tartan Hall, located just behind the main sanctuary. Take-out meals for shut-ins, and…

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2013 Panthers recognized with All-WNCAC awards

Western North Carolina football postseason awards have been handed out—and several of the Franklin Panthers make the list. The All-Western North Carolina Athletic Conference selections were voted on this week by coaches. • Coach of the Year was Franklin’s Josh Brooks. • Defensive Player of the Year went to Franklin’s Jeremiah Young Other Panthers were…

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  • April 21, 2014 6:00 pm"HIS TABLE" FREE DINNER
  • April 26, 2014 8:00 amKYLE MORGAN BENEFIT
  • April 28, 2014 6:00 pm"HIS TABLE" FREE DINNER
  • April 30, 2014 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
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