Panther baseball team ends losing streak

The Franklin Panther baseball team snapped a seven-game losing skid with a big win at East Henderson Tuesday night. The Panthers drove in 14 runs and held the Eagles to 8. Franklin will try to make it two in a row when they return home in their next game on Friday. They’ll host North Henderson…

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Report reveals what it takes to pay rent in Macon County

Rent is continuing to increase across North Carolina, a more people enter the rental market rather than buying a home. Carley Ruff, Policy Director at the North Carolina Housing Coalition, says the housing wage constitutes how much a person has to make per hour to afford rent at the end of the month. “In North…

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Register now for Farm Safety Day

Macon County Farm Safety Day is coming up Tuesday, April 8, at the Wayne Proffit Agricultural Center in Franklin. The event is being sponsored by Farm Bureau and the N.C. Cooperative Extension and aims to educate local residents, farmers or not, on staying safe. Some of the events on tap for Farm Safety Day include:…

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Construction market rebounding, but facing worker shortage

New reports say that North Carolina added more than five thousand construction jobs between January 2013 and January 2014. Brian Turmail– Public Affairs Director with the Associated General Contractors– says this is a step in the right direction for the industry, but some in the business are struggling to find employees. He believes changes in…

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First Baptist continues hiker ministry

First Baptist continues hiker ministry

A local church is continuing an outreach ministry to Appalachian Trail Hikers as they pass through Franklin. The First Baptist Church is providing a free hiker breakfast to Appalachian Trail (AT) hikers from March 14th to April 11th. This four week period represents the time period when most of the AT thru-hikers who start their…

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iClassroom: Macon school board ponders future of textbooks

iClassroom: Macon school board ponders future of textbooks

As talks begin for the upcoming budget, the subject of the lack of textbooks in county schools is being discussed among school officials. Many classrooms in the county are without textbooks or don’t have enough for all their students. Students don’t bring home textbooks anymore, because there simply are not enough to go around. “Principals…

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