Otto woman seriously injured in wreck

A 55-year-old Macon County woman was hurt seriously after a single car accident Monday morning. According to North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper Mike Henry, the driver, Judy Elaine Bell, of Otto was traveling toward Franklin on the West Old Murphy Road—about six miles up—when she rounded a curve and ran off the right side…

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County budget to be presented tonight

The Macon County Board of Commissioners will meet tonight for their May meeting beginning at 6 p.m. at the courthouse. The 2014-2015 fiscal year budget for the county will be presented to commissioners by County Manager Derek Roland. Commissioners will also consider approving the schedule of values to be used for the upcoming property revaluations,…

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Three FHS teams get playoff bids

The postseason for North Carolina high school sports begins this week and Franklin High School will send three teams into the playoffs. The varsity baseball team will make their first playoff appearance since 2005 on Wednesday May 14, 2014 when they travel to Valdese, N.C. to face Draughn High School. First pitch is at 6:00…

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N.C. lawmakers begin short session this week

N.C. lawmakers begin short session this week

The General Assembly reconvenes this week, and a myriad of topics will be addressed when it does. Senate Pro Tem Republican Phil Berger held a news conference Thursday and said he doesn’t expect everything to be easily agreed on, but is confident the lawmakers will reach a solution to major issues. “There will be times…

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Generous donation to help Highlands with recreation plans

Generous donation to help Highlands with recreation plans

Highlands town officials have their sights on a major overhaul of the town’s recreation facilities and they’re on track to begin after a big donation from a local business. Thanks to a generous $1.1 million gift from owners of the Old Edwards Inn, the town will be able to start the recreation enhancements by constructing…

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Kids Fishing Day June 7 at Cliffside

Kids Fishing Day June 7 at Cliffside

The U.S. Forest Service has unveiled the 2014 schedule for Kids Fishing Days in the Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie, and Croatan National Forests. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The spring events allow families and friends to share fun, quality time together while learning about one of our nation’s favorite pastimes – fishing. The…

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Community Calendar

  • November 27, 2014 12:00 pmCOMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER
  • November 27, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • November 28, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • December 4, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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