Grand re-opening celebration at the Uptown Gallery

Grand re-opening celebration at the Uptown Gallery

The Franklin Chamber of Commerce joined with the Macon County Art Association at the Uptown Gallery to celebrate a Grand Re-Opening with a ribbon cutting celebration.  The  Uptown Gallery is located at 30 East Main Street in downtown Franklin.  The gallery is open 11am – 5pm Monday through Saturday. MCAA is a non-profit organization for…

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Fire started after resident tries to unthaw pipes

Fire officials say a local resident attempting to thaw frozen pipes Thursday night started a house fire in Franklin. Franklin Fire & Rescue was dispatched to the structure fire at 605 Gibson Cove Road at approximately 10 p.m. Thursday night. Justin Setser with the Franklin Fire Department says an occupant was trying to thaw frozen…

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More winter weather heading to WNC

According to the National Weather Service, another storm system will develop heading into the weekend for the mountains of western North Carolina. Forecasters predict snowfall Friday evening, which will combine with sleet after midnight into Saturday morning. The precipitation will transition into sleet and freezing rain during the day on Saturday before becoming all rain…

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Talks move forward on Union Academy renovations, other school improvements

Addressing a growing list of capital needs and improvements in the Macon County School System is on the minds of local county and school officials as they work on upcoming spending plans. Recently Commissioners Ronnie Beale and Gary Shields, who serve as liaisons to the board of education, met with school officials about capital improvement…

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Keeping N.C. roads safe a big effort

It’s been a busy week for emergency responders, DOT crews, and other personnel due to the snow and ice. Road clearing efforts have been statewide with 2,474 DOT employees responding to the winter weather. That includes 316 NCDOT trucks and 213 motor graders being used to remove ice and snow from the roads. In addition,…

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Make up days not neccesary yet for Macon Co. Schools

It’s not often that the first snow days for local schools come in mid-February, but that’s the case in Macon County this week. Now with four days being called off due to snow and ice, the school system has 25 instructional hours remaining before make up days must be scheduled. Superintendent Chris Baldwin says each…

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