Sunday, November 19, 2017
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90-year-old volunteers time as a Trail Angel along the AT

By Harry Taylor -- Contributing Writer At 90 years old, David Watters  has spent his life working on the cutting edge of space age electronics...

Hiking season means tourism dollars for Franklin 

Brittney Burns – Staff Writer To get a better picture of the economic benefit the hiking industry has on Franklin, The Franklin Appalachian Trail Community...

Main Street presents Airing of the Quilts celebrating Appalachian heritage

Brittney Burns – Staff Writer Appalachian heritage runs deep through Western North Carolina and just like moonshine and leather britches, the art of quilting has...

Brett Murphy named EDC’s 2016 Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Brittney Burns -- Staff Writer The Macon County Economic Development Commission crowned the Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the annual BizWeek banquet last Thursday,...

7th annual Smoky Mountain Relay planned for this weekend 

Brittney Burns – Staff Writer A 214-mile overnight relay in its 7th year is scheduled to pass through Franklin this weekend. The relay, which features...

Mayor Scott resigns from Franklin ATCC board 

Brittney Burns – Staff Writer Since Franklin was designated as the first town along the nearly 2,200 mile Appalachian Trail to be deemed an official...

TDA funds AT banner; considers concert request

Brittney Raby – Staff Writer The Franklin Tourism Development Authority reported the sixth consecutive month of record high room occupancy tax collections. For the month...

EDC names nominees for Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Brittney Raby – Staff Writer The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Macon County and as a Certified Entrepreneurial Community, (CEC) small business growth...

Veteran thru-hiker shares stories during Walking with Spring series

Ella Kliger – Contributing Writer “I was telling stories in my classroom, and realized that I just wanted to be a storyteller, and go long...

Franklin Trail Days begins month-long celebration of Appalachian Trail

Brittney Raby – Staff Writer The Franklin Appalachian Trail Community Council (FATCC) kicked off Franklin Trail Days, the month-long celebration of the Appalachian Trail on...