Woman killed in wreck Friday

An 83-year-old Franklin woman has died from injuries sustained in a two-car accident Friday morning. According to North Carolina State Trooper Brandon Padgett, the victim, Evelyn Brendle Mashburn attempted to make a turn onto Kirkland Road off of U.S. 23 in a Mercury car when she was struck by a northbound Mercury Grand Marquis driven…

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Town turns down offer on old town hall property

Town turns down offer on old town hall property

Town leaders say a recent bid to purchase the old town hall property on West Main Street isn’t in the ball park. At their February meeting, Franklin Aldermen reviewed and denied the offer from Lazy Hiker, LLC in the amount of $200,000. The last appraisal, conducted in May 2013, valued the property at $725,000. “As…

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State leaders announce plan to boost teacher pay

On Monday, North Carolina leaders announced details of a plan to make starting teacher salaries among the highest in the Southeast. Governor Pat McCrory, Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest and other legislative leaders say this is the first step to improve teacher and state employee salaries. In their statement, they announced a commitment to boost starting…

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Today’s FHS basketball game now cancelled

This afternoon’s 4 p.m. game between Franklin and Tuscola at the Panther Den has been cancelled. We will pass along the reschedule date and time when it is announced.

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WNC could see heavy snowfall this week

WNC could see heavy snowfall this week

Forecasters say more winter weather is headed to the western mountains. The combination of a cold Canadian air mass and gradually returning moisture is expected to produce wintry precipitation across the region thought midweek. The heaviest precipitation is expected Wednesday and Wednesday night with heavy accumulations of snow, sleet, and freezing rain expected. Light snow…

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More details of teacher raise and tenure law revealed at meeting

More details of teacher raise and tenure law revealed at meeting

In an effort to answer many questions that surround the recent legislative changes concerning teacher tenure, the school board held an informational meeting Thursday at Franklin High School. A small crowd of up to thirty teachers, staff and administration gathered for the meeting. School Board Chairman Jim Breedlove and board members Tommy Cabe and Gary…

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