MLK service day events planned in Franklin

Events celebrating of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. are planned in Franklin on Sunday and Monday. On Sunday, January 19, at 3 p.m. a special service will be held at the First United Methodist Church. The special guest speaker will be Franklin aldermen and author Barbara McCrae. Special music and other events are…

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Town ponders new zones for multi-family dwellings

The town of Franklin is rethinking how it zones multi-family residential dwellings. At the January meeting of the board of aldermen, town attorney John Henning Jr. informed the board that multi-family housing has little permitted by-rights the in town’s zoning. When the Unified Development Ordinance was passed, Henning said, multi-family units were not taken into…

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Gov. talks better teacher pay

Earlier this week in Greensboro, Governor Pat McCroy addressed a group of bipartisan lawmakers on what many call inadequate pay for North Carolina teachers. McCory said he is ready to seek raises for teachers and improve their pay structure, “There are going to be three goals and I don’t think anyone of us can disagree…

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Maconian’s donation helps pays off Hospice House mortgage

The State Employee’s Credit Union Hospice House in Franklin is taking a big step toward opening its doors after a very generous donation. The Hospice House Foundation of WNC announced a Macon County resident donated $300,000 that will pay off the mortgage on the future hospice facility. The donation not only helped pay off the…

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Franklin’s Young named to all-state football team

A member of the Franklin Panther football team is named among the best in the state. Franklin’s Jeremiah Young was selected to the NCPreps.com 2-A All-State Football team. Young, a junior, was also named the Western North Carolina Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year, and the Citizen-Times All-WNC team. Young has been explosive on…

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Forest Service waives fee at local sites for MLK Day

The U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina will waive fees at two day-use recreation sites on Jan. 20, 2014, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The agency will waive fees at the following recreation sites in western North Carolina: • Whitewater Falls, Nantahala National Forest • Whiteside Mountain, Nantahala National Forest…

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Community Calendar

  • July 22, 2014 6:30 pmVACATION BIBLE SCHOOL @ EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
  • July 23, 2014 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
  • July 23, 2014 6:30 pmVACATION BIBLE SCHOOL @ EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
  • July 24, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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