Photo submitted - The pumpkin roll is the centerpiece of the festival, but downtown streets will come alive with a variety of fun activities and entertainment.
Photo submitted - The local Duke team, foreground right, competes in Kansas City.
Photo/Tom Pantaleo - A football/baseball player, two runners and a coach were inducted into Franklin’s Athletic Hall of Fame before the Oct. 13 homecoming football game. Entering in the sixth class were, from left, Rick Mashburn, Chan Pons, Corby Pons and Fred Goldsmith.
Press photo/Carter Giegerich - Ingles associates stock shelves they get ready for the Oct. 25 opening.
Press photo/Carter Giegerich - Puppeteer Hobey Ford wrestles with a huge “spider” Monday at Iotla Valley Elementary School.
Press photo/Emily Kepley Moss - Damage to this truck and its cargo was estimated at $200,000.

News Stories

Photo submitted - The pumpkin roll is the centerpiece of the festival, but downtown streets will come alive with a variety of fun activities and entertainment.

With cooler temperatures finally creeping into Western North Carolina over the past week, it’s beginning to feel a little like fall.

Photo submitted - The local Duke team, foreground right, competes in Kansas City.

Kansas City is famous for barbecue, jazz and locomotives.

Press photo/Carter Giegerich - Ingles associates stock shelves they get ready for the Oct. 25 opening.

The new Ingles supermarket on Georgia Road is still several days away from its Oct.

Sports

Photo/Tom Pantaleo - A football/baseball player, two runners and a coach were inducted into Franklin’s Athletic Hall of Fame before the Oct. 13 homecoming football game. Entering in the sixth class were, from left, Rick Mashburn, Chan Pons, Corby Pons and Fred Goldsmith.

On the list of Corby and Chan Pons’ accomplishments and achievements – and it’s a long list, to be sure – one item in particular stands out to this day.

Photos/Tom Pantaleo - Grant Stiles (7) and Brock Kloeppel combined to carry the ball 50 times and run for 398 yards Friday against Brevard.

Franklin’s coaches preached all week while preparing for Brevard that this was a different year.

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Franklin senior Zach De La Cruz tackles Hendersonville’s Tykel Landrum, which was one of his five stops in the 21-13 victory.

Franklin junior Mason Sequoya cringes when asked to recall his memory of last year’s game against Brevard.

Obituaries

Suzanne Angel Russell

Suzanne Angel Russell, 45, of Franklin, passed away Friday, Oct. 13, 2017.

FRANKLIN - Frances Virginia Calloway, 101, passed away peacefully on Oct. 15, 2017.

William Vance (Bill) Cansler

FRANKLIN - William Vance (Bill) Cansler, 92, passed away on Oct. 11, 2017.

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