Young driver hurt seriously in truck accident

A single-vehicle accident Monday night leaves a young Franklin driver in serious condition. According to the Bryson City Post of the Highway Patrol, the incident occurred at approximately 8:20 p.m. near Leatherman Gap and Goshen Roads. Troopers say 18-year-old Austin McClure was traveling south in a 1988 Toyota pickup when he ran off the right…

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Macon Public Health announces Rabies Clinics

Macon County Public Health will hold several Rabies Vaccination Clinics in the Franklin area on Saturday, May 2, 2015.    Area veterinarians will vaccinate dogs, cats, and ferrets over 4 months of age, as required by NC state law.  The cost is $10 (cash only) per pet and all pets should be kept in vehicles, on…

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LTLT gets grants for restoration, research, and education

The Cherokee Preservation Foundation (CPF) recently awarded 23 new grants totaling over $2.4 million, continuing its mission to improve the quality of life for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) and the surrounding region. A Macon County-based organization was the recipient of two of those grants. The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee will…

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‘Noise’ ordinances moves ahead, but not adopted

It’s no official yet, but a proposed ordinance that would police loud and disturbing noise in Macon County has moved forward. On Tuesday night, county commissioners opened the floor for comments on the nuisance ordinance before casting their vote. Some, who have continuously been disturbed by excessive noise wanted to see the ordinance pass. “Neighbors…

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Nominations sought for 4th FHS Hall of Fame

Nominations for the fourth annual Franklin High School Athletic Hall of Fame are being accepted now through the morning of Monday, April 6. Criteria for submissions are that coaches must be inactive, players or teams must have been at least 10 years ago, and no restrictions for community members to be considered for the hall…

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N.C. reworking gas tax

Gas prices in North Carolina may again be on the decline—at least slightly—after the General Assembly finalizes its plan for changes in the gas tax. Pending Governor McCrory’s promised approval, lawmakers have voted to cut the tax. For the second time in two days, the Senate and House approved a motor fuels tax decline starting April…

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Community Calendar

  • October 6, 2015 3:30 pmCOWEE FARMERS MARKET
  • October 10, 2015 10:00 amAL-ANON MEETING
  • October 10, 2015 12:00 pmFREE COMMUNITY LUNCH
  • October 11, 2015 11:00 amOTTO FIRE DEPARTMENT BBQ FUNDRAISER
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