Forest Service revises logging plans for Nantahala NF

Forest Service revises logging plans for Nantahala NF

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking more collaboration with the public as it continues revising its forest management plan for the next 10 years. According to a report from the Asheville Citizen Times, the Forest Service has tentatively scheduled another round of public meetings in western North Carolina in April. A draft copy of the…

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Health Department offers nutrition counseling

February is National Heart Health Month and you can show your heart some love this year by eating healthier and reaching and/or maintaining a healthy weight. Macon County Public Health has registered dietitians on staff who can help you reach your health and fitness goals. Macon County Public Health offers nutritional counseling for a variety…

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Catamounts extend Speir’s contract

Catamounts extend Speir’s contract

The executive committee of Western Carolina University’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved the request for a four-year contract extension for Catamount head football coach Mark Speir. Additional terms of the extension were not disclosed. The board granted the contract extension as a part of a teleconference meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 4, on the heels of…

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Organizers: No Folk Festival this year

Organizers: No Folk Festival this year

The Folk Heritage Association of Macon County (FHAMC) held a called meeting on Thursday evening, February 5, 2015 to discuss the plans for the 12th annual Franklin Folk Festival. The need for the meeting was due to learning recently that at this time there would no longer be an Event / Festival Coordinator from the…

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Convenience store annexation request halted

A state law has put a kink in the plans of a company wanting to construct a convenience store on the Georgia Road. At the February 2 Franklin Aldermen meeting, town clerk Chad Simons reported the property at 44 Lowery Lane was part of a subdivision and could not be annexed without the entire subdivision…

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Molar Roller returns to Franklin

After undergoing some major renovations the Molar Roller has returned to Franklin. Macon Public Health Officials announced the mobile dental clinic received upgrades both inside and out and now appears more kid-friendly. The Molar Roller travels around Macon County providing routine dental services for children. To receive services at the clinic you must be under…

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