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WNC Mountains
The Rotary Club of Franklin, Read2Me, and The Macon County News recently held an Essay Contest at our local schools.  We will be featuring the winning stories on our blog, we think it’s the perfect way to see Franklin – “Through the Eyes of Our Youth.” The first essay is
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Springtime in Franklin, NC
Macon County is nestled on the tip of the Nantahala National Forest in the Southern Appalachians and is home to some of the most unique outdoor experiences in the Southern United States.  From its dozens of hiking trails and miles of river to its mountains full of pristine waterfalls, Franklin,
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Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
Comedians, gospel music, award-winning country sensations. What do they all have in common? They are all slated to take the stage at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts during the center’s 2017 season. “There is so much variety this year- comedy, plays, musicals, big name artists, country, rock
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Beer in Franklin, NC
Franklin’s Beer Mile touts fresh, locally brewed craft perfection Asheville, North Carolina, may be one of the top craft beer cities in the country, but just a day trip away rests the picturesque mountain town Franklin, North Carolina. Whether you visit Franklin by hiking off of the Appalachian Trail, spend
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Ruby Drop
That moment the first snowflake caresses the warm mountain earth, winter in Franklin sprouts and entirely new feelings takes over. Beginning with Franklin’s annual Winter Wonderland festival, held the last weekend in November and the first weekend in December, Winter in Franklin might be one of the most majestic times
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