Photo courtesy of NASA - This image shows Hurricane Florence as it approached the North Carolina coast.
Mitchell News-Journal photo/Brandon Roberts - A pair of Franklin defenders make a tackle at Mitchell. The Panthers have played on the road the past two weeks, and Friday’s contest against Owen is their only home game in September.
Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Franklin’s golf team consists of the minimum number of players. From left: Olivia Stahl, Reilly Stahl, Alex Torres. The Panthers won a Mountain Six Conference practice match Wednesday.
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News Stories

The results of the annual state assessment of Macon County public schools are in and the overall picture is positive for local students and educators.

Photo courtesy of NASA - This image shows Hurricane Florence as it approached the North Carolina coast.

Killian Carpenter had never been through the teeth of a hurricane before.

A candidate for Macon County Sheriff has been placed on administrative leave from his job as a Cherokee County deputy after receiving notice that statements he made may have been untrue or biased.

Sports

Mitchell News-Journal photo/Brandon Roberts - A pair of Franklin defenders make a tackle at Mitchell. The Panthers have played on the road the past two weeks, and Friday’s contest against Owen is their only home game in September.

As Dillon Price lay on his back, receiving attention from certified athletic training personnel and medical staff, Franklin football players wondered if their comrade would be OK.

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Franklin’s golf team consists of the minimum number of players. From left: Olivia Stahl, Reilly Stahl, Alex Torres. The Panthers won a Mountain Six Conference practice match Wednesday.

Scoring average determines who qualifies for the regional tournament in girls golf.

At the moment, all three of Franklin’s golfers are below the 55.0 scoring average.

Franklin recovered a fumble on Mitchell’s first drive of the game. However, an inadvertent whistle negated the play, and the Mountaineers took advantage by scoring a touchdown.

Obituaries

Margaret Setser Ramsey

FRANKLIN - Margaret Setser Ramsey, 86, of Iotla Church Road, Franklin, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 at the Four Seasons’ Elizabeth House in Hendersonville. 

Madge “Yvonne” Simpson

FRANKLIN - Madge “Yvonne” Simpson passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018.

HIGHLANDS - Herbert “Tim” Francis Holt, 82, of Highlands passed away Monday, September 17, 2018.

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