Press photo/Jake Browning - The team makes adjustments to their robot as the inspection deadline looms. From left: DJ McKeen, David McKeen, Daniel Reategui and Robert Vogel.
Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Franklin’s Canaan Drake (right) and Kandice Parker converge on the ball with Smoky Mountain’s Lucy McRae.
Press photo/Ryan Hanchett - The Carson convenience center is scheduled to close in May for renovations.
Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Jay Bueck drives the baseline for a layup Tuesday at Smoky Mountain. He scored a game-high 24 points.
Press photo/Ryan Hanchett - The Macon County Sheriff’s Office transport van rolled multiple times after running off the road.
Photo submitted - Archer Patrick gets a visit from his brother Griffin at the Ronald McDonald House in Charlotte after open-heart surgery.

News Stories

Press photo/Jake Browning - The team makes adjustments to their robot as the inspection deadline looms. From left: DJ McKeen, David McKeen, Daniel Reategui and Robert Vogel.

Members of the Macon Bots robotics team aim to learn from last year’s performance as they prepare their entry for a tournament in Asheville.

Press photo/Ryan Hanchett - The Carson convenience center is scheduled to close in May for renovations.

A pair of Macon County convenience centers will be getting major upgrades this summer, according to solid waste director Chris Stahl.

Press photo/Ryan Hanchett - The Macon County Sheriff’s Office transport van rolled multiple times after running off the road.

A Franklin man has died following a traffic accident involving a Macon County Sheriff’s Office transport vehicle.

Sports

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Franklin’s Canaan Drake (right) and Kandice Parker converge on the ball with Smoky Mountain’s Lucy McRae.

The last time Franklin’s girls had won a basketball game at Smoky, the Mustangs played in a different gym.

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Jay Bueck drives the baseline for a layup Tuesday at Smoky Mountain. He scored a game-high 24 points.

Tyler Harrell hit a pair of 3-pointers in overtime, while Jay Bueck went perfect at the free-throw line, as the senior guards helped lift Franklin to a 67-62 victory Tuesday night at Smoky Mountain

Press photos/Tom Pantaleo - Canaan Drake grabs a rebound in traffic, including teammate Chesnie Berry.

Last time Franklin’s girls played Pisgah on the hardwood, the first half was a killer. The Panthers got outscored 32-8 before the break.

Obituaries

 Veronica Jones Kemp

FRANKLIN - Veronica Jones Kemp, 45, of Franklin, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2019.

Joyce Wallace Setser

FRANKLIN - Joyce Wallace Setser, 87, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019.

Gene Stamey

FRANKLIN - Gene Stamey, 87, of Franklin, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2019.

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