This Post Roads Map of 1911 shows the names of numerous Macon County communities, some still thriving today and others all but forgotten with time.
Press file photo - Residents say the Nantahala Library “needs a lot of work.”
Press photo/Carter Giegerich - The church, built in the 1880s, is one of the oldest churches still standing in Macon County.
Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Front row, from left: Tyler Harrell, Chaz Allen, Andrew Terrell, Brock Kloeppel, Cory Gilbert, Cody Strain, Zach De La Cruz, Cole Doolittle. Back row: manager Dexter Jennings, Coleman Saunders, Bailey Watts, Mason Sequoya, Kobe Manning, Tye Chastain, Jay Bueck, manager Eli Gilbert.
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Press photo/Linda Mathias - Adrian Cruz hangs on to his brother Miguel as they ride a sled Saturday. For more snow photos, see page 8A.

News Stories

This Post Roads Map of 1911 shows the names of numerous Macon County communities, some still thriving today and others all but forgotten with time.

The Macon County landscape is crowded with the ghosts of vanished communities: Orlando, Cross Roads, Dean, Duvall, Etna, Harmony. … and the list goes on and on.

Press file photo - Residents say the Nantahala Library “needs a lot of work.”

The state of county facilities has Nantahala residents feeling left out in the cold.

Press photo/Carter Giegerich - The church, built in the 1880s, is one of the oldest churches still standing in Macon County.

A historic, wood-frame church in Upper Cartoogechaye is in danger of falling into disrepair if much-needed restoration work is not completed soon on the wood-shingled roof.

Sports

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Front row, from left: Tyler Harrell, Chaz Allen, Andrew Terrell, Brock Kloeppel, Cory Gilbert, Cody Strain, Zach De La Cruz, Cole Doolittle. Back row: manager Dexter Jennings, Coleman Saunders, Bailey Watts, Mason Sequoya, Kobe Manning, Tye Chastain, Jay Bueck, manager Eli Gilbert.

The last time Franklin won a conference championship, its current players were in diapers. They were 1 or 2 years old when the Panthers won the Western Athletic Conference in 2001.

Franklin’s wrestling team competed in two tournaments in November. Both were held while Franklin’s football team was still alive in the NCHSAA playoffs.

Photos submitted - Franklin’s JV cheer team brought home the first-place trophy for the second straight year. From left: coach Lynn Baker, Madison Phillips, Kaitlyn Henry, Chloe Baty, Katie Sanders, Brianna Norris, manager Christa Alexander, Rylee Hord-Armes.

Lynn Baker started crying. Tears of joy flowed after Franklin’s junior varsity cheerleading coached watched her team win another state championship.

Obituaries

Bobbie Jean Burch Seay

FRANKLIN - Bobbie Jean Burch Seay, 81, of Franklin, NC, passed away on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017.

Thomas Willis “Bill” Neal

FRANKLIN - Thomas Willis “Bill” Neal, 95, passed away Dec. 10, 2017, in Franklin.

Harold “Irwin” Price

FRANKLIN - Harold “Irwin” Price, 94, of Franklin, passed away Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 at Macon Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation.

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