Cody Viar
Press photos/Jake Browning  - Town officials took members of the public on a walking tour Thursday to talk about the future of Franklin.
Marcus Sayers
Press photo/Luke Barber - Lori Lacy stands in a field of hemp at the Appalachian Growers farm in Macon County.
Press photos/Andy Scheidler - Camp director Tom Richardson (center) tosses the ball during a game of Head/Catch, where players must react quickly opposite of the verbal command.

News Stories

Jack Horton, Mike Lewis and T.J. Wright filed this week to run for seats on the Franklin Town Council.

Press photos/Jake Browning  - Town officials took members of the public on a walking tour Thursday to talk about the future of Franklin.

Town of Franklin officials spent Wednesday and Thursday consulting with residents about the details of the town’s comprehensive plan.

Press photo/Luke Barber - Lori Lacy stands in a field of hemp at the Appalachian Growers farm in Macon County.

Hemp farming is rapidly taking root in Macon County, but farmers are facing a new legal challenge that could stunt growth of the burgeoning industry.

Sports

Press photos/Andy Scheidler - Camp director Tom Richardson (center) tosses the ball during a game of Head/Catch, where players must react quickly opposite of the verbal command.

It was game time Wednesday morning during a break from working on drills at the Challenger Sports Soccer Camp. 

Cody Viar

Cody Viar intended on coaching tennis for multiple years. However, after one season at the helm of Franklin boy’s program, he has stepped down. 

Marcus Sayers

Marcus Sayers is going home. 

Well, sort of. 

Obituaries

FRANKLIN - Beatrice “Mom Bea” Marie Carpenter, 75, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019. 

FRANKLIN - Nancy Carter, 90, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019.

OTTO - Marvin “Duke” “Mark” Douglas Conley passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019 after a long, courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis.

The Franklin Press

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Franklin, NC 28744 

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