Meadows explains no vote on shutdown bill

Western North Carolina Congressman Mark Meadows says he’s glad the shutdown has ended, but he didn’t support the bill to end it because he’s still not happy several Obamacare components. A bi-partisan funding bill to reopen the government was passed Wednesday after a 16-day gridlock. After voting no to the measure, Meadows said in a…

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County offering free tarps at landfill

Keep America Beautiful and the North Carolina Department of Transportation are sponsoring a Tarp Day Event this week. Macon County Solid Waste Management Department is participating in the event on Wednesday, October 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until they have given out all of the available tarps. Landfill employees will be offering…

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Franklin takes on North Henderson for homecoming

The Franklin Panther football team will try to stay undefeated on the year as they host North Henderson tonight for homecoming. The 7-0 Panthers are coming off a victory over rival Smoky Mountain last week, and the Knights, at 3-4, look to bounce back after a tough loss to Tuscola Friday. Franklin Head Coach Josh…

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Early voters head to the polls for town elections

One Stop voting in the Franklin and Highlands Municipal Election begins is under way and will end Saturday, November 2nd. The One Stop voting location is at the Board of Elections office and the hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00. In addition to regular office hours, the elections office will open Saturday, November 2nd 9:00-1:00. There…

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Sheriff’s Citizen Academy concludes with graduation ceremony

The Macon County Sheriff’s inaugural Citizen Academy concluded with a special ceremony for the participants on October 10. During the 10-week session held each Thursday, the members took part in active scenarios spanning criminal investigations, community patrols, traffic and DUI enforcement, SWAT operations, juvenile investigations and SRO officers, and the K-9 unit. “You learn a…

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Appalachian Trail membership drive/event in Franklin

Appalachian Trail membership drive/event in Franklin

The film Appalachian Impressions will be hitting theaters this fall as part of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC)’s 2013 membership drive. Special programs will take place in fifteen cities along the east coast, including a showing in Franklin. The film and other events will take place Friday October, 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. at…

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  • April 21, 2014 6:00 pm"HIS TABLE" FREE DINNER
  • April 26, 2014 8:00 amKYLE MORGAN BENEFIT
  • April 28, 2014 6:00 pm"HIS TABLE" FREE DINNER
  • April 30, 2014 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
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