Photo submitted - The first weekend of Winter Wonderland is set for Saturday, Nov. 24.
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Press photo/Ryan Hanchett - The pilot of this Cessna 162 was bound for the Macon County Airport when a mechanical issue forced him to try to land in a field adjacent to U.S. 441.
Photo submitted - Bill McLarney’s lecture will address how to protect and nurture WNC rivers.
Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Smoky’s Emmitt Baldwin caresses Bailey Watts’ neck while defending a pass in the end zone.
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News Stories

Press photo/Ryan Hanchett - The pilot of this Cessna 162 was bound for the Macon County Airport when a mechanical issue forced him to try to land in a field adjacent to U.S. 441.

A small plane crashed after trying to make an emergency landing along U.S. 441 in Macon County on Friday morning.

Photo submitted - The first weekend of Winter Wonderland is set for Saturday, Nov. 24.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

Or so Andy Williams told the world in his 1963 holiday classic.

At its September meeting, Franklin Town Council distributed $40,000 among 10 nonprofits, money that helps these nonprofits feed the hungry, provide medical treatment to the poor and provide a haven

Sports

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Franklin’s Termites football team finished undefeated to win the conference and Cracker Bowl championships. The Panthers beat Robbinsville 32-8 in the Cracker Bowl to wrap up a 10-0 season.

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Smoky’s Emmitt Baldwin caresses Bailey Watts’ neck while defending a pass in the end zone.

One school is a playoff veteran, making its 19th straight postseason appearance.

Photos submitted - Macon County golfers Eric Hall and Jason Hedrick combined to win gold medals at the Special Olympics state tournament this past weekend. Front row, from left, Luke Bateman, Jason Hedrick, Felicia Nidiffer, Pat Hedrick. Back row: Jennifer Garrett, Mitch Nidiffer, Eric Hall.

Jason Hedrick and Eric Hall are golfing buddies. They’re also state champions.

The duo combined to win the Special Olympics North Carolina Fall Tournament this past weekend in Charlotte.

Obituaries

Lucinda “Cindy” Hovis Childers, 52, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018.

FRANKLIN - Wilma Lois Nelson McBride, 87, of Franklin, went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018.

FRANKLIN - Alean Cabe Buchanan, 79, of Franklin passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.  

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