FHS Lady Panthers Advance to Greensboro!

For the second straight year the Franklin High Lady Panthers have captured a sectional championship defeating Lexington 62-47 at the Panther Den Friday Night. Sarah Henson led the Lady Panthers with 26 points who now advance to the regional seni-final against East Rutherford Tuesday Night at 7pm at UNC-Greensboro’s Flemming Gym.

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Teachers present petition to school board over 25 percent law

A state law that puts 25 percent of a school system’s qualifying teachers in line for a pay bump continues to draw controversy and it appears an overwhelming majority of local teachers do not support the plan. Details of the teacher pay law say only a quarter of a district’s eligible teachers can receive up…

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Health Dept. seeks Public Health Hero

April is Public Health Month in NC. To raise awareness about the important role that public health plays in our lives, Macon County Public Health will recognize a “Public Health Hero” in the month of April. Citizens may nominate community volunteers for this award by submitting the short nomination form found at http://www.maconnc.org/health-department-press.html . You…

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Two charged with growing pot

Two charged with growing pot

Two Macon County residents were arrested by Sheriff’s Deputies on Monday charged with growing pot. According to arrest reports filed by officers, 36-year-old Travis James Gregg and 25-year-old Casey Morris, both of Tessentee Road, were charged with felony counts of manufacturing marijuana. The suspects were also charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.…

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Lady Panthers beat North Surry, will host third-round playoff game

The Franklin Lady Panthers are heading to the third round of the state 2-A basketball playoffs after a win over North Surry Wednesday night. Franklin, led by Sara Henson with 23 and Vanessa Agrusa with 17 points, held off the Lady Falcons by a final score of 58-47. Franklin head coach Scott Hartbarger says his…

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School calendar update

With inclement weather being a factor lately, the Macon County school board spent part of their meeting Monday discussing finishing this school year and preparing a calendar for next year. This calendar year, the district, as a whole, has missed seven days due to inclement weather. That translates to 58 hours of missed instruction, but…

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  • September 4, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • September 5, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • September 11, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • September 12, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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