Franklin boys win XC Conference Championship

Congratulations to the Franklin High School boys cross country team as they claim the Western North Carolina Athletic Conference Championship held at Western Carolina University on Wednesday. Franklin’s Harrison Conner was named 3rd in the individual all-conference division. The FHS Varsity Volleyball team will play first round of State playoffs at Polk County on Saturday,…

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Storms knock out power, topple trees

Storms knock out power, topple trees

The heavy storms that hit western North Carolina Tuesday dropped more than 7 inches of rain in Macon County. According to information from the Coweeta Hydrologic Lab, 7.33 inches of rain was recorded on Tuesday October 14. That’s more than what was recorded during each of the major Hurricane’s Frances and Ivan, which brought 5.99…

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Community Building named for Senator Bob

Community Building named for Senator Bob

The Macon County Community Facilities Building has officially been renamed as the Senator Robert C. Carpenter Community Building following a special dedication Saturday afternoon. Members of the community, local dignitaries, and family of the late Senator were in attendance for the ceremony—including Carpenter’s son, Bob Carpenter Jr. “He loved this county, he loved these people,…

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N.C. legislative leaders allowed to appeal same-sex marriage ruling

North Carolina lawmakers are now allowed to intervene in the ruling that lifted the ban on same-sex marriages in the state. A federal judge in Greensboro ruled that Republican legislators could intervene for the purposes of an appeal. US District Judge William Osteen Jr. made the decision to allow for an appeal after North Carolina’s…

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Catamounts 2-0 in Southern Conference

A strong start on the college gridiron continues for the Western Carolina Catamounts as they pull away with another conference win on Saturday against Wofford. A great effort from the Catamount defense and special teams helped lift them to a 26-14 win over the Terriers in Cullowhee. WCU is now 4-2 overall and 2-0 in…

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Former Boggs Mtn. Animal Shelter Director denied reduced sentence

In Tuesday morning’s court proceedings Lowanda “Peanut” Kilby’s request for a reduced sentence was denied by Judge Russell Smith. Kilby appeared in a Rabun County, Ga. courtroom after her attorney filed a court document stating Kilby’s sentence was considerably higher than the average sentence for the charges she was found guilty of. Kilby, the former…

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Community Calendar

  • April 20, 2015 6:00 pmSONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION MEETING
  • April 20, 2015 7:00 pmHOLLY SPRINGS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CLUB MEETING
  • April 23, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • April 24, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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