Panthers take down tough West Henderson team

The Franklin Panther varsity baseball team holds off conference-leading West Henderson on the road Tuesday night. The Panthers won by a final of 7-3 and improve to 10-12 on the season. Franklin will look to close out the regular season with another win as they host Tuscola Thursday night at 7 p.m. The Panthers will…

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Macon voters decide Primary today

Macon voters decide Primary today

The polls are open on this Primary Election Day in Macon County and across North Carolina. Voters began casting ballots at their precinct at 6:30 a.m. and the polls will remain open until 7:30 p.m. According to the board of elections, 1,971 residents participated in early voting, out of the county’s 24,977 registered voters. Election officials remind…

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Student-athlete drug screens results look better, school leaders say

The results from Macon County student-athlete drug testing were presented to the school board at their April meeting—and school officials say the numbers are getting better. “I find the all the results encouraging—the low number that we had,” said school board chairman Jim Breedlove. The results indicated that 1,121 drug screens were completed on student-athletes…

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Governor McCrory Proclaims May Motorcycle Safety Awareness

For many across our state, the month of May is the unofficial start of the summer travel season. The longer days and warmer temperatures mean more people are on the roads, including more than 400,000 drivers licensed in North Carolina with a motorcycle endorsement. In North Carolina last year, nearly 3,500 people were injured in…

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Franklin town board meets tonight

Two public hearings will be part of tonight’s regular meeting of the Franklin town board at 7 p.m. at town hall. The first hearing, at 7:05 pm, is for the rezoning petition for six parcels on East Palmer and Porter Streets. The second hearing, at 7:10 pm, is on the application to amend the Unified…

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Beale picked for national leadership program

Beale picked for national leadership program

A local leader was among only 25 county officials in the country selected to attend a prestigious leadership program. Macon County Commission Vice Chairman Ronnie Beale was chosen to attend the 11th annual County Leadership Institute, a rigorous five-day program offered through the National Association of Counties (NACo) in partnership with Cambridge Leadership Associates. Beale…

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  • 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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