Press photo/Linda Mathias - Honorary chair Tammy McDowell makes her survivor lap with her husband, Dennis McDowell, and her sister, Kim Clark, at her side.
Press photo/Carter Giegerich - Margaret Andrews has been a fixture at the Friends of the Library used bookstore since the doors opened in 1992.
Photo submitted - Hannah Angel took first place in the high jump and triple jump at the conference meet. She set a school record by clearing 5 feet, 2 inches in the high jump.
Photo submitted - Franklin Tubular produces a wide range of tubular systems at its Franklin facility.
Photo/Tom Pantaleo - Franklin players Bryson Burt (left), Chandler Harkins (20) and Tye Chastain (27) celebrate after scoring during a second-round 2-A NCHSAA playoff game. The Panthers hosted three playoff games at Macon Middle School.
Press photos/Carter Giegerich - Students at Macon Middle School gathered Monday to honor classmate Shane Tastinger, who died May 12 after a car wreck.

News Stories

Press photo/Linda Mathias - Honorary chair Tammy McDowell makes her survivor lap with her husband, Dennis McDowell, and her sister, Kim Clark, at her side.

Another Relay for Life is in the books for Franklin, as walkers from throughout the region gathered at Macon Middle School on Friday to raise money for the fight against cancer.

Press photo/Carter Giegerich - Margaret Andrews has been a fixture at the Friends of the Library used bookstore since the doors opened in 1992.

For anyone who’s spent any time at the Friends of the Library used bookstore in Franklin, Margaret Andrews is a familiar and welcoming face. 

Photo submitted - Franklin Tubular produces a wide range of tubular systems at its Franklin facility.

Franklin Tubular Products is experiencing unprecedented growth.
   Now the company is looking for employees who can help sustain the momentum.

Sports

Photo submitted - Hannah Angel took first place in the high jump and triple jump at the conference meet. She set a school record by clearing 5 feet, 2 inches in the high jump.

Multiple athletes broke school records this spring for Macon Middle School’s track and field team.

Photo/Tom Pantaleo - Franklin players Bryson Burt (left), Chandler Harkins (20) and Tye Chastain (27) celebrate after scoring during a second-round 2-A NCHSAA playoff game. The Panthers hosted three playoff games at Macon Middle School.

Between the 18-7 record, the WNC Athletic Conference championship and winning two home playoffs games, it’s safe to say Franklin’s baseball team exceeded most everyone’s expectations.

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Caleb Moss, who is a natural righty but plays golf left-handed, competed as an individual at the 2-A NCHSAA Championship golf tournament. The Franklin junior shot 81-73 to tie for fifth place.

Caleb Moss played the par 3s better than anyone else at the 2-A NCHSAA Championship golf tournament.

Obituaries

OTTO - Thomas Keith (Tommy) Talley, 62, of Otto, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at his home.

FRANKLIN - Antone Almeida Correia, 86, of Franklin, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017. Bryant‑Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Correia family.  

 

CULLOWHEE - L.C. Mathis, 84, of Cullowhee, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017. A private burial will be held at Balsam Grove Cemetery, Cullowhee.

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