Franklin hoops break into the win column

The Franklin Panther basketball teams pick up their first wins of the season on Friday and Saturday. In conference action Friday night, the Lady Panthers earned their first victory getting past North Henderson 47-25. The Franklin boys lost to North 74-67. Then on Saturday against Swain, the Franklin boys’ team bounced back and got its…

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Project Poinsettia delivers at Macon Valley

Project Poinsettia delivers at Macon Valley

On Friday, Franklin-area State Farm Agents along with staff of 1050 WFSC-AM delivered 75 Christmas Poinsettias to the wonderful residents at Macon Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on the Old Murphy Road. This was part of their annual project to help brighten the Christmas season for those in need.    

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Smoky Mt. Toys for Tots still in need of toys

Smoky Mt. Toys for Tots still in need of toys

Smoky Mountain Toys for Tots says it still has a great need for toy donations for boys ages 0-14 and girls ages 6-14. You can drop off unwrapped toys at several collection sites in Franklin between now and December 22. Smoky Mountain Toys for Tots serves children in need in Macon, Jackson, and Swain Counties,…

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Seasonal road closures begin in Nantahala Ranger District

The Nantahala Ranger District, Nantahala National Forest, will close some of its roads for the winter season starting January 2 until April 1. During this period these roads are susceptible to freezing and thawing, and they become very soft and easily damaged by traffic. The roads to be closed are: Boardtree (#388), Upper Nantahala (#67),…

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NCDOT ready for winter weather

NCDOT ready for winter weather

Forecasters say winter weather may be in the picture for the mountains of western North Carolina next week—and the NCDOT says it is prepared for the coming winter. Steve Abbott with NCDOT says the department stockpiled on road clearing materials earlier this year when prices were at their lowest. “We have brine, salt, and sand…

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Wilderness resolution prompts debate at commission meeting

New plans for forest management in the Nantahala National Forest are about two years out from being finalized, but all residents are not on the same page when it comes to the Forest Service’s proposal to create more Wilderness areas in Macon County. The matter drew a large crowd for public comment at the December…

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