File photo - Angel Medical Center delivered 400 babies in 2016.
Press photo/Carter Giegerich - The 60-unit Indigo apartments complex is under construction off Siler Road.
Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Franklin first baseman Bryson Burt flips to pitcher Hayden Price for an out during Tuesday’s home game.
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Press photo/Andy Scheidler - LesLeigh Tabor signed her National Letter of Intent to compete in track and field for Western Carolina University April 20 during a ceremony in the Franklin gym lobby. Joining her, from left, were Stacey Holbrooks (stepfather), Leigh Tabor (mother) and Bob Nichols (throwers coach).
Press photo/Linda Mathias - Naomi Tovar, 6, concentrates on creating a 3D work of art.

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Press photo/Carter Giegerich - The 60-unit Indigo apartments complex is under construction off Siler Road.

A new low-income housing complex on Siler Road is progressing toward completion, with an anticipated opening date sometime this summer.

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The decision to reduce obstetrics services at Angel Medical Center was likely made based on a complex array of factors, some of which Mission Health has articulated through news releases as news of

File photo - Angel Medical Center delivered 400 babies in 2016.

A plan to cut services at Angel Medical Center has quickly produced a public outcry in Franklin, as residents and elected officials try to make sense of Mission Health’s decision to end labor and d

Sports

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Franklin first baseman Bryson Burt flips to pitcher Hayden Price for an out during Tuesday’s home game.

Playing so many close ballgames has Franklin coach Tim Hawkins joking about dealing with the stress.
   “I’m about 10 years older than when I started the season,” he said, laughing.

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - LesLeigh Tabor signed her National Letter of Intent to compete in track and field for Western Carolina University April 20 during a ceremony in the Franklin gym lobby. Joining her, from left, were Stacey Holbrooks (stepfather), Leigh Tabor (mother) and Bob Nichols (throwers coach).

When LesLeigh Tabor was a young girl, she’d sit at home and watch Roy Williams coach the North Carolina men’s basketball team.

Photo/Tom Pantaleo - Kellie Rogers stretches to make a catch at first base while a Pisgah runner beats the throw but nearly steps on Rogers’ foot. The Panthers committed four errors, leading to two unearned runs in the home loss.

Despite preparing for Pisgah’s ace pitcher for two practices, Franklin struggled at the plate. The Panthers managed only one hit off Madison Whitted and lost Friday’s home softball game 2-0.

Obituaries

FRANKLIN - Glenn Raymond Graham 75, of Franklin, passed away April 24, 2017. 

Carolyn Anderson

Carolyn Anderson, 82, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Terry Lambert Carpentier

OTTO - Terry Lambert Carpentier went to be with our Lord on Easter morning April 16, 2017. 

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