Photo submitted - The FHS Panther Sound winter band performs its show during a competition at Rock Hill High School in Rock Hill, South Carolina, on Saturday.
Photo submitted - Franklin’s junior varsity girls proved they are No. 1 after winning the Western North Carolina Athletic Conference basketball tournament on Thursday, Feb. 16. Front row, from left: Ashley Lamb, Charlotte Field, Bristol Brooks, Megan Tippett. Middle row: Chelsea McGuire, Emily Lamb, Courtney Tippett, Keirston Cochran, Samantha McGaha, Paige Norton, coach Bekah Brooks. Back row: Savannah Parker, Madison Tallent, Maitlyn Rewis, Brooke Rogers, Shayla Davis, Audi Wallace.
Photo submitted - Firefighters battle a blaze as smoke pours from this house in Clarks Chapel.
Photo submitted - LesLeigh Tabor is becoming very familiar with the center podium spot at NCHSAA championships.
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Press photo/Ryan Hanchett - Informal bids for the renovation came in at over $500,000, which requires the county to put the project out for formal bids.

News Stories

Photo submitted - The FHS Panther Sound winter band performs its show during a competition at Rock Hill High School in Rock Hill, South Carolina, on Saturday.

Marching band isn’t just for the fall anymore.

Photo submitted - Firefighters battle a blaze as smoke pours from this house in Clarks Chapel.

Fire tore through a residence on Bingham Road in the Clarks Chapel community on Monday afternoon and led to extensive damage.

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The doors at the Macon County Public Library are being swung open more often each day than ever before according to a library usage report presented to the county board of commissioners.

Sports

Photo submitted - Franklin’s junior varsity girls proved they are No. 1 after winning the Western North Carolina Athletic Conference basketball tournament on Thursday, Feb. 16. Front row, from left: Ashley Lamb, Charlotte Field, Bristol Brooks, Megan Tippett. Middle row: Chelsea McGuire, Emily Lamb, Courtney Tippett, Keirston Cochran, Samantha McGaha, Paige Norton, coach Bekah Brooks. Back row: Savannah Parker, Madison Tallent, Maitlyn Rewis, Brooke Rogers, Shayla Davis, Audi Wallace.

The nerves were high and the adrenaline was pumping as the conference championship was on the line.

Photo submitted - LesLeigh Tabor is becoming very familiar with the center podium spot at NCHSAA championships.

Before games and important track and field meets, LesLeigh Tabor gets the hiccups. When her father was sick and on medicine, he would get the hiccups for weeks.

Photo/Tom Pantaleo - Pisgah’s Maddie Webb looks to pass while getting trapped by Franklin’s Sam Hoyle and Rebekah Zoellner (23). Webb scored her 1,000th career point Tuesday against the Panthers.

After one of their best offensive games of the season, Franklin’s girls had their worst. The Panthers scored a season-low 44 points during Tuesday’s loss to Pisgah.

Obituaries

Thomas Coburn Watson Jr., 85, of Florence, South Carolina, passed away on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. He was a son of the late Myra Steadman Watson and Thomas Coburn Watson Sr. 

Beverly Elders Whittington, of Lincolnton, formerly of Franklin, passed away Saturday, Feb. 18 at her home.

Grover Lee Wilson, 68, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.

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