Press photo/Lee Buchanan - Wesley’s Playground at Big Bear Shelter has been closed until further notice.

Macon staying in place as coronavirus crisis deepens

The coronavirus and efforts to slow its spread changed life in Macon County on March 26 when the Macon County Board of Commissioners issued a stay-at-home order.  The next day, Gov. Roy Cooper issued a stay-at-home order that prohibits citizens…

Town schedules called meeting for April 13


The Franklin Town Council meetings originally scheduled for Monday, April 6 and Tuesday, April 14 will be combined into a special called meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 13 at town hall.

Pain is only temporary for Angel


Some days, the motivation to work out and practice is very high for Hannah Angel. Other days, not so much. 

“Right now I’d much rather be at home eating,” she said, laughing. 

Panthers in waiting game


Andy Scheidler

With schools closed until May 15, the spring sports season in North Carolina is in serious jeopardy.