Franklin High, Union Academy recognized nationally

Franklin High, Union Academy recognized nationally

Two local schools have been named among the best in North Carolina and the nation. The news organization U.S. News & World Report recently released its 2014 list of Best High Schools in the nation and Franklin High and Union Academy both received the Bronze Award. The rankings are based on their performance on state…

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Du’ing it for Kyle to help former Maconian on a mission to change lives

Du’ing it for Kyle to help former Maconian on a mission to change lives

Coming up this Saturday Franklin will host the “Du’ing it for Kyle” Duathlon at the Tassee Greenway Shelter from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for former Franklin resident Kyle Morgan, whose life changed after a car accident in 2010. Kyle was left paralyzed after he wrecked a vehicle while intoxicated…

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Groundbreaking at Parker Meadows

Groundbreaking at Parker Meadows

The weekend’s rainy weather didn’t keep a crowd from gathering for the ground breaking ceremony at the site of the future Parker Meadows Sporting Complex, kicking off the beginning of a much anticipated project to benefit the citizens of Macon County. Young and old alike, from little league baseball players to senior citizens, showed up…

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Potential buyers looking at Robbinsville furniture plant

With 400 jobs on the line, residents of Graham County and employees of the Stanley Furniture plant there are hopeful the plant could continue operations under new ownership. Carolina Public Press reports the plant, which is soon to shutdown, may be purchased by another company. Five companies are interested in the facility including Ashley Furniture…

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Sheriff Blotter: Road rage, fraud arrest

Sheriff Blotter: Road rage, fraud arrest

Macon County Deputies investigated a report of assault by pointing a gun and assault with a deadly weapon on April 14. According to an incident report, a a local man told officers someone fired a handgun at him following a road rage incident at the intersection of 28 North and Sanderstown Road near the recycling…

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Panther baseball schedule changed this week

The Franklin Panther varsity baseball team has rearranged its game schedule for this week. Tuesday’s game against Smoky Mountain was moved to today at 7 p.m. at Macon Middle School and Friday’s game against Rabun County has been moved to Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Only six games remain in the regular season as the Panthers…

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  • October 30, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • October 31, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • November 6, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • November 7, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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