Photo submitted - Dr. Rivers Woodward plans to come home to address the healthcare issues in Western North Carolina.
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Press photo/Andy Scheidler -  Players compete during “World Cup scrimmage time” Wednesday morning. The British Soccer Camp featured four coaches who helped teach skills to 61 players this week at the Macon County Industrial Park soccer complex.
Jesse Dean Wilson
Press photo/Carter Giegerich - NCDOT officials say the $3.5 million bridge project is still on track to completed by July 2018.

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A man who authorities say brought hundreds of prescription pills into Macon County to sell will spend more than 12 years in prison following a trial in superior court on Tuesday afternoon.

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 Time is running out on anyone thinking about seeking municipal office this November.

Jesse Dean Wilson

Jesse Dean Wilson is behind bars after a Macon County grand jury handed down an indictment charging him with murder in the death of 3 month-old Liam Jade Wilson in May.

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Press photo/Andy Scheidler -  Players compete during “World Cup scrimmage time” Wednesday morning. The British Soccer Camp featured four coaches who helped teach skills to 61 players this week at the Macon County Industrial Park soccer complex.

A few dyed their hair
   Others wore odd outfits.
   Some did both.

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Girls in 11- and 12-year-old individual medley event launch into the water. Franklin swimmers Claire Holland (near) and Hayden Marshall (far) finished first and third in the event. Holland turned in an All-Star qualifying time.

Records fell in every meet this summer, and the final meet before conference saw a host of times go by the wayside.

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Cole Doolittle drives to the bucket during a home game June 22 against Rabun County. Doolittle is a rising junior and returning varsity player for the Panthers, who went 9-16 last year under two different coaches.

Doug Plemmons is excited after watching Franklin’s basketball players take the court this summer.

Obituaries

Molly Philo

FRANKLIN - Molly Philo, 71, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017.

FRANKLIN - Joseph Harwood, 87, of Franklin and Deland, Florida, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017.

WATERFORD, MICHIGAN - Donald Richard “Don” Kirkland, 81, of Waterford, Michigan and Franklin, passed away July 17, 2017.

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