DOT Announces Franklin Road Closure Starting Next Monday

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is announcing that there will be a temporary road closure in Franklin starting next Monday. West Palmer Street will be closed to traffic for a week, from the intersection of West Palmer and Womack Street and at the intersection of West Palmer and 441. The road will be closed while the DOT works to […]

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Macon County Students with Special Needs Prepare for Baseball Event

Everyone is encouraged to come out to the second annual Macon County Adaptive Recreation and Sports baseball event to be held Thursday, May 11th at the Parker Meadows Sporting Complex. Everyone is encouraged to come out to the fields and cheer on Macon County students as they showcase their baseball skills. The event is sponsored by the Macon County School System and the Macon […]

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Land Conservancies Uncovering Cherokee History

North Carolina has hundreds of historic graveyards – many of them on private property. Buried in them are puzzle pieces of history the state’s land conservancies are working to preserve. One example is the Welch Cemetery in Cherokee County, where the Mainspring Conservation Trust is working to clear the land for a proper evaluation of the graves on the site, […]

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Angel Board Members Vote to End Labor and Delivery Services

Late Monday afternoon, several protesters lined up in front of Angel Medical Center in Franklin, to let board members know they are opposed to Angel ending labor and delivery services. During the board meeting, officials did vote to approve ending the services at the hospital. Tuesday Morning, Mission Health officials released this statement: “As members of the community, the Board […]

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Shooting on Jackson County Campground Leads to Arrest

From the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office: “On May 2, 2017 the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to Fort Wilderness Campground in the Qualla Community of Jackson County in regards to a dispatched call where a woman had been shot.  Deputies arrived on scene and found the shooting victim with a bullet wound to her arm.  Deputies also found and took […]

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Nearly 200 Students Particpate in Walk to School Day

Around 190 students were dropped off Monday morning at the Duke Boat ramp access on Lakeside DR for the Walk to School day event. The students walked along the new sidewalk on Lakeside DR to Watauga ST then to East Franklin School. The Franklin PD and Macon County Sheriff’s Office were on hand to keep everyone safe on the walk.

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Franklin Woman Arrested, Facing Felony Drug Charges

From the Macon County Sheriff’s Office: “An ongoing Investigation conducted by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit leads to the arrest of Franklin resident Danielle Jackson. Jackson’s arrest follows an undercover operation. That investigation has been ongoing over the last several months. Charges include (1) count of Possession of Drug paraphernalia (2) counts of Felony Sell and Deliver Heroin. […]

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SCC to Hold Three Graduation Ceremonies Saturday

After countless hours of hard work in classrooms, labs and clinical sites, more than 400 Southwestern Community College students will receive their degrees, diplomas and certificates during a trio of commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 13, at the Jackson Campus. All three will be held in Myers Auditorium. The day of celebration starts with the Arts & Sciences/Early College graduation […]

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Town Board Moves Name Change Vote to June

The Town of Franklin’s governing body will continue to be known as the “Board of Aldermen”, at least for another month. The initial agenda did have a vote to take place on changing the name from “Board of Aldermen” to “Town Council”, Alderman Billy Mashburn was not able to attend the meeting on Monday evening, so Alderman Joe Collins said […]

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East Franklin Elementary’s Next Principal Named

East Franklin Elementary School has named their new principal. Landon Holland will become Principal of East Franklin Elementary School. Holland began his career in 2000 as an elementary teacher at South Macon Elementary School. In 2010, Mr. Holland transferred to teach at Mountain View Intermediate School. In 2016, he became assistant principal at South Macon Elementary School. Holland will be […]

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