Photo/Rick Stargel - More than a hundred firefighters from 12 fire departments battled the raging fire Monday night at the Country Club of Sapphire Valley’s main clubhouse complex. The blaze gutted half of the complex.
Press photo/Ryan Hanchett - Matt Coffay, second from left, talks Tuesday at The Rathskeller in Franklin.
Press photo/Carter Giegerich - The 11,600 square-foot retail complex is planned at the corner of Dowdle Mountain Road and Berry Boulevard near Walmart.
Photos/Tom Pantaleo - Robert McAllister caught three touchdown passes during a home 7-on-7 against Cherokee, and was one of the top defenders at the FCA team camp.
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Press photo/ Carter Giegerich - VA representatives took questions from local veterans at a public hearing on June 15.

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Photo/Rick Stargel - More than a hundred firefighters from 12 fire departments battled the raging fire Monday night at the Country Club of Sapphire Valley’s main clubhouse complex. The blaze gutted half of the complex.

A 1,000-gallon propane tank exploded minutes after being hit by a golf cart Monday night, fueling a fire that gutted half of the Country Club of Sapphire Valley’s multi-million dollar main clubhous

Press photo/Ryan Hanchett - Matt Coffay, second from left, talks Tuesday at The Rathskeller in Franklin.

Matt Coffay sat around a table at The Rathskeller Coffee Haus on Tuesday morning and discussed the needs of Western North Carolina with residents of Macon and surrounding counties.

Press photo/Carter Giegerich - The 11,600 square-foot retail complex is planned at the corner of Dowdle Mountain Road and Berry Boulevard near Walmart.

A new shopping center may be on its way to Franklin, as developers have begun leasing spaces for a proposed strip mall at the corner of Dowdle Mountain Road and Berry Boulevard, near Walmart.

Sports

Photos/Tom Pantaleo - Robert McAllister caught three touchdown passes during a home 7-on-7 against Cherokee, and was one of the top defenders at the FCA team camp.

Everyone knows Franklin is a run-first team. Based on their stellar performance at FCA 7-on-7 passing camp, the Panthers are showing they’re dangerous through the air as well.

Press file photo - It’s that time of the year again, when swimmers ages 4-18 plunge into the water and employ the freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly for the Franklin Amateur Swim Team. The first home meet is slated for 6 p.m. Thursday at the Macon County Recreation Park.

So much for easing into the season.

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - No baseballs were hit over the fence at Macon Middle School during 14 varsity baseball games this spring. A change to the bats and approach at the plate by players has caused home runs to become a very small factor in high school games in recent years. Franklin teams have combined to hit 20 homers during the past six seasons.

Thousands of baseballs left pitchers’ hands on the mound and flew toward the plate this season at Macon Middle School. 
   Not a single pitch was hit over the fence.

Obituaries

Harrold “Doug” Black Sr., 70, of Franklin, passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

FRANKLIN - Janett Gribble Blanton, 77, went to be with her Lord on June 21, 2017. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, June 24 at Longview Baptist Church officiating.

Dorothy Fouts Childers

FRANKLIN - Dorothy Fouts Childers, 94, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

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