Nantahala Hiking Club awarded license plate grant

Nantahala Hiking Club awarded license plate grant

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of Appalachian Trail (A.T.) Specialty License Plate grants for projects that enhance the Trail in North Carolina. This spring, $35,000 was granted to 11 partner organizations, including A.T. maintaining clubs, schools, botanists, ecologists and environmental and conservation groups. This year’s recipients include the…

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Turkey season opens April 5

Turkey season opens April 5

The statewide spring season for wild turkeys, male and bearded turkeys only, is April 12 through May 10, 2014. Youth season is April 5 through April 11, 2014. During youth season, only turkey hunting by youth (less than 16 years old) is allowed statewide. Each youth hunting during this season must be accompanied by an…

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Macon’s latest health checkup shows good and bad trends

A comprehensive study of the state’s counties shows Macon County dropped three spots to the 19th healthiest county in North Carolina. The 2014 County Health Rankings were released Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The study measures vital health factors, including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, unemployment, access to healthy foods, the quality…

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Franklin’s first 2014 festival to celebrate the Appalachian Trail

Franklin’s first 2014 festival to celebrate the Appalachian Trail

Franklin, North Carolina will again celebrate its appreciation of Appalachian Trail Hikers with the town’s first festival of 2014, April Fools Trail Day, on Saturday, March 29th. This day- long event will take place in Historic Downtown Franklin and bring together AT hikers, locals and visitors for a great event featuring informative and education workshops,…

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County Commission candidate forum ahead

County Commission candidate forum ahead

On April 10, the League of Women Voters of Macon County will sponsor a forum for candidates for county commission. The public is invited. The meeting will be held at noon at Tartan Hall in Franklin. One seat is open in District 1. Michael Rogers (D), John Shearl (R), and incumbent James Tate (R) are…

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Forest Service reminds of ramp harvesting rules

The U.S. Forest Service is reminding ramp harvesters there are some rules to follow as the spring ramp season begins. In the Southern national forests, the most valuable culinary product is the ramp, a delicacy added to spring tonics and southern dishes. Ramps are the focus of spring festivals and special events. According to the…

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  • September 18, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • September 19, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • September 25, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • September 26, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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