Press photos/Tim Reaves - Cathy Smith, left, Mimi Nantz and Robert Smith read an information display in front of Nikwasi Mound in Franklin on Tuesday.
Press photo/Ryan Hanchett - Emergency crews work at the scene of a wreck Wednesday on N.C. 28 north of Franklin.
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Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Franklin’s Heidi Shope drives between two Surry Central players during Tuesday’s home playoff game. Shope led FHS with 18 points.
Press photo/Tim Reaves - Bottles line the shelves at Franklin’s ABC Store.
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.

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Press photos/Tim Reaves - Cathy Smith, left, Mimi Nantz and Robert Smith read an information display in front of Nikwasi Mound in Franklin on Tuesday.

With traffic roaring around him on Tuesday afternoon, Robert Smith knelt down in front of Nikwasi Mound, lifted his hands to the sky and said a soft prayer.

Press photo/Ryan Hanchett - Emergency crews work at the scene of a wreck Wednesday on N.C. 28 north of Franklin.

A two-vehicle accident sent two Macon County residents to Mission Hospital with serious injuries on Wednesday morning.

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Statistics can be deceiving.
   Statistics that are input into a computer incorrectly can be flat out wrong.

Sports

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Franklin’s Heidi Shope drives between two Surry Central players during Tuesday’s home playoff game. Shope led FHS with 18 points.

The same tactics Franklin employed in its first-round playoff victory will be useful if it wants to continue to advance.

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.

Obituaries

Gerald “Jerry” Edward Faber, 76, of Franklin, passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. No services are planned at this time.

Ricky Lee Gibson

Ricky Lee Gibson, 53, of Franklin, passed away Monday, Feb. 20, 2017.

 Born in Macon County, he was the son of Willard Gibson and the late Shirley Ann Calloway Parks.

Cynthia Ann Robinson, 64, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017.

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