Butterflies teach local students about caring for land

A group of students in Macon County are learning about land conservation thanks to a tiny winged species. For the past five years, fifth- and sixth-graders in Macon County have collected data on butterflies at the Land Trust for the Little Tennessee’s Tessentee Bottomland Preserve. The children recently completed this year’s study and Jason Love…

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Macon school board to hold first post-election meeting

The Macon County Board of Education will hold its December meeting this evening at Nantahala School beginning at 6 p.m. This will be the board’s first regular meeting since the election which brought former coach and teacher Fred Goldsmith to the school board. Goldsmith says he’s looking forward to some new challenges and helping on…

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NCDOT to close portion of Wallace Branch Rd. for repair

On Wednesday, December 17, at 8:00 a.m., the NCDOT will close Wallace Branch Road to all through traffic 0.40 miles from the intersection of Wallace Branch Road and Old Murphy Road. The detour route will be SR 1442 (Old Murphy Rd.) left onto SR 1471 (Pressley Rd.) for approximately 1.14 miles, then left back onto…

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Bomb threat that disrupts WCU graduation

The Western Carolina University Police Department and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office are looking for information on who was behind a bomb threat that disrupted Saturday’s commencement at the university. The threat was received by Jackson County 911 shortly before the beginning of WCU’s fall commencement ceremony at the Ramsey Center. WCU police evacuated the Ramsey…

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Franklin loses in season opener

The Franklin Panther basketball teams will seek their first win on the season Tuesday night as they host Smoky Mountain. Both Panther teams came up short Friday night at Pisgah in the conference openers. The Lady Panthers lost to the Sugar Bears by a final of 65-48 and the boys team was downed 74-62. The…

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Panthers tip off hoops season tonight

The Franklin High School basketball teams will tip off the 2014-2015 season tonight with a road game at Pisgah. The Lady Panthers begin play at 6:30 p.m. followed by varsity boys at 8 p.m. Franklin girls basketball coach Scott Hartbarger says his team has built off of last year’s exciting run into the state playoffs. Boys…

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