Deer bow season opens Saturday

Deer bow season opens Saturday

Deer season for bow hunters begins Saturday, September 13 across North Carolina, and the U.S. Forest Service reminds hunters and non-hunters to practice safety when visiting the four national forests in the state. The following are just a few tips hunters should follow to ensure they return home safely from national forests. Check weather reports…

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Town changes official logo

Town changes official logo

At the September 2 meeting of the Franklin Board of Aldermen, town officials voted unanimously to adopt a new logo for the town of Franklin. Actually the design, known as the “hiker logo,” has been around for a long time, first appearing for consideration by town officials in 2008 as a result of a Main…

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State graduation rate hits record high; Macon near 90 percent

The high school graduation rate continues to rise in North Carolina—this according to the Department of Public Instruction—which says the percentage of students graduating from high school in four years or less has risen to the highest level recorded in the state’s history. Since 2006, which was the first year the state reported a four-year…

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County announces first flu shot clinics

Macon County Public Health has scheduled seasonal flu vaccination clinics at community locations in Franklin and Highlands. This year, seasonal influenza vaccine provides protection against three strains of influenza, including H1N1. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a yearly flu shot. Children under…

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Latest Duke Energy rate hike goes before N.C. Supreme Court

The North Carolina Supreme Court heard two cases Monday involving Duke Energy rate increases. The Charlotte based utility is accused of not considering how an increase would impact customers, along with rigging prices to attract no-jobs data centers in the state. The company had told the North Carolina Utilities Commission that the rate increase would…

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Nikwasi Mound resolution surprises Franklin leaders

A resolution passed last week by the Cherokee Tribal Council left Franklin leaders blindsided. The Eastern Band’s resolution officially states their unhappiness of how the Nikwasi Mound is being cared for and accused the town of “significant disrespect”. Franklin Mayor Bob Scott says town officials had met with Chief Michelle Hicks last Wednesday, one day…

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Community Calendar

  • March 28, 2015 7:00 amPANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER FOR MACON TRACS
  • March 28, 2015 10:00 amEASTER EGG HUNT
  • April 2, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • April 3, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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