Post-summer gas price outlook

With the Labor day holiday now behind us, North Carolina drivers  can expect to look forward to lower prices at the pump—that’s according to Tiffany Wright with Triple A Carolinas “Right now we’re expecting the downward trend in prices to continue—barring a hurricane in the Gulf Coast. We don’t see there being a spike.” She…

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Tribe unhappy with care of Nikwasi Mound

New developments arose this week in negotiations between the town of Franklin and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians over the Nikwasi Mound located in Franklin. On Thursday, the Tribal Council passed a resolution indicating that the town of Franklin has displayed a significant lack of respect for the site by allowing weeds and bare…

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State calls off testing for hydro-fracturing in Macon

The state has announced that planned testing for hydro-fracturing, or fracking, here in the mountains is on hold—at least for now. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) officials say there is not enough potential for natural gas in the western mountains and it doesn’t make sense economically to test in WNC for it. Preliminary testing…

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Angel begins first ever medical resident training

Angel begins first ever medical resident training

For the first time in Angel Medical Center’s ninety-one year history, medical residents are training in Franklin.  Five first-year family medicine residents from Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) in Asheville, will each spend a week in an Angel Primary Care practice under the preceptorship of family medicine physicians Dr. Lawson Hunley and Dr. Jason…

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Noise complaints move possible sound ordinance ahead

Loud and disturbing noise is one of the most common complaints handled by county officials, but with no ordinance on the books, for the most part, it can’t be curtailed. Now that may be changing. The noise issue was brought to the county commission at both of their meetings in August by local residents who…

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Judy Moore Scholarship winners announced

Judy Moore Scholarship winners announced

Board members of the Judy Moore Scholarship Endowment Committee are pleased to announce that two scholarships for $1000 each have been awarded to Edith Jennings and Katherine Sevigny.  Awards are given for tuition, books, room and board and any other directly related educational expenses to candidates who qualify and are enrolled in Nursing degree programs.…

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Community Calendar

  • April 2, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • April 3, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • April 6, 2015 11:30 amFRANKLIN GARDEN CLUB MONTHLY LUNCHEON
  • April 7, 2015 7:00 pmSOLARIZE WNC FORUM
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