Safety improvement plan at Cat Creek Rd. announced by NCDOT

Several crashes, including a fatal wreck, have prompted the N.C. DOT to begin safety improvements at the intersection of Cat Creek Road and U.S. 23-441. Local residents shared their comments and concerns on what the DOT wants to do at a public meeting held Thursday in Franklin. The DOT is proposing a directional crossover at…

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Great Smoky Mountains NP reopens temporarily

Great Smoky Mountains NP reopens temporarily

After being closed for over two weeks due to the partial government shutdown, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is open again—at least for now. The National Park Service has entered into an agreement with the State of Tennessee that will allow Great Smoky Mountains National Park to temporarily reopen on Wednesday, October 16. The…

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Macon Solid Waste soon changing to winter hours

The Macon County Solid Waste Department will begin winter hours at the nine County Convenience Centers on Monday, November 4, 2013 to coincide with the end of daylight savings time. All centers will close at 5:30 p.m. each day of operation with the exception of Sundays, which will remain closing at 5:00 p.m. These hours…

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Quiet hurricane season holds gas prices down

It’s costing a little bit less to fill up. One key reason prices at the gas pump have fallen is because of the relatively quiet hurricane season. “Last year, we were dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac and many refineries had to shut down, so we did see a spike in gas prices last…

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Riverbend home destroyed by fire

Riverbend home destroyed by fire

A home at 41 Shady Lane, in the Riverbend Estates subdivision, was totally destroyed by fire in the early hours of Monday morning. Franklin Fire and Rescue was dispatched to the fire at approximately 2:15 a.m. to find the structure in flames. A neighbor called 911 to report the fire and said the house appeared…

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WCU economist reveals impact of Smokies “closure”

The government shutdown is translating to some big economic losses for western North Carolina and Tennessee—this according to a Western Carolina University Economist. Steve Morse, director of WCU’s Hospitality and Tourism Program, estimates that the first 10 days of the partial shutdown of the federal government cost more than $33 million in lost visitor spending…

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