FHS holds annual athletic awards banquet

FHS holds annual athletic awards banquet

Student-athletes at Franklin High School were honored for their hard work and commitment at the annual scholarship and athlete banquet held at the school on Thursday. Students were recognized not only for their efforts on the field, but also in the classroom and in the community. Several Memorial Scholarships were handed out including the Stan…

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Apply for ginseng harvest permit beginning June 15

The U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina has announced the application period for harvesting ginseng in 2014. Between June 15 and July 15, people can submit their contact information to a Nantahala or Pisgah National Forests district office to participate in the lottery for receiving a ginseng harvest permit. Visitors must obtain a…

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N.C. may allow hydro-fracking by 2015

Legislation that would officially end North Carolina’s moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, next summer has cleared the state Senate after some additional changes that backers say will improve safety and any potential cleanup. Fracking, a highly controversial issue,is the process of extracting natural gas from shale rock layers deep within the earth…

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Local men sentenced in burglary case

Two Macon County men received prison sentences on a rash of burglary related charges that occurred this winter. On Monday, May 19, in Macon County Superior Court, 20-year-old Dalton Bates and 21-year-old Joshua Wiggin both pleaded guilty to several counts including felony breaking and entering, larceny, and possession of stolen goods. Judge Letts sentenced Bates…

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Mental health workshop to address trauma

NAMI Appalachian South is sponsoring a presentation “A Healthy Response to Trauma” at the Macon County Public Library on Friday, May 30 at 7p.m. Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event such as abuse, bullying, combat, loss of a loved one. It affects most of us in our lifetime. How we deal with…

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Several Panthers chosen for All-Conference

Coaches in the Western North Carolina Athletic Conference have voted on their All-Conference selections and several from Franklin High School make the list. In baseball: Seniors Joe Templeton and Hayden Volk, and junior Trey Maslin In Softball: Seniors Erin Campbell and Kaitlin Bishop, and junior Maddy Cousineau In girls soccer: Seniors Hannah Hylton, Christy Barton,…

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Community Calendar

  • November 27, 2014 12:00 pmCOMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER
  • November 27, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • November 28, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • December 4, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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