WNC fracking hearing location changed

According to a report from Carolina Public Press, the Sept. 12 public hearing devoted to North Carolina’s oil and gas rules is being moved to another spot on the Western Carolina University campus – the Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center, 92 Catamount Road. University officials opted to move the venue of the hearing. The…

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Franklin Defeats Murphy 28-24

Franklin Wins the 2014 Season Opener 28-24 over Murphy. For Constant Updates during each FHS football game be sure to like us on our Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/967WNCC1050WFSC  

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Parker Meadows ready to move ahead, but at a higher cost

Macon County Manager Derek Roland told county commissioners this week that the Parker Meadows Recreation Complex remains on schedule. The project was temporarily halted after what is believed to be a Cherokee grave site was discovered. Project engineers noticed the site after a human molar and oval pit were discovered. Those artifacts are key indicators…

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Panthers open season with tough test at Murphy

The Franklin Panther football team will open up their season tonight on the road at Murphy. The Panthers are coming off a bye in week one and the Bulldogs are 1-0 after defeating Darlington School last Friday. Franklin Head Coach Josh Brooks says the Panthers are eager to get back on the gridiron after losing…

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Bryson City man gets five months for ginseng poaching

Bryson City man gets five months for ginseng poaching

U.S. Magistrate Judge Dennis L. Howell, on Thursday, sentenced Billy Joe Hurley, 46, of Bryson City, N.C. to serve five months and fifteen days in jail for the illegal possession or harvesting of American ginseng from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.…

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Labor Day travel, gas outlook

The summer is drawing to a close and numbers from Triple A Carolinas find many are making sure they get in a last minute trip. Tiffany Wright with the motor club explains this year’s outlook for Labor Day Travel. “We expect to see over one million North Carolinians who are expected travel at least 50…

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Community Calendar

  • March 30, 2015 8:00 amRELAY FOR LIFE EASTER BASKET SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER
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  • April 6, 2015 11:30 amFRANKLIN GARDEN CLUB MONTHLY LUNCHEON
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