City Restaurant was dark Thursday morning after state officials closed the business.
Photo/Tom Pantaleo - LesLeigh Tabor won all but one meet (regional) when she competed in shot put this spring, including last weekend at the 2-A NCHSAA Championship.
Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Rita Esterwood, right, watches from Franklin’s sideline during a game this season. She recently coached her final game for the Panthers, opting to step down after five seasons at the helm. However, she’ll resume coaching cross country in the fall.
Press photo/Tim Reaves - Scotty Keener, who performs maintenance and beautification for the Town of Franklin, measures the alignment of a plaque on a new American flag drop-off box at the Franklin Police Department on Monday. Owners of tattered, worn-out flags are encouraged to drop them in the box so they can be ceremonially burned. See the story on page 8A.
Photo/Tom Pantaleo - Franklin sophomore Kennedy Conner qualified for state in the high jump despite trying the event for the first time eight weeks ago. Conner also qualified in the triple jump, and she’s one of four Franklin athletes who will compete Saturday in Greensboro.
Press photos/Tim Reaves - Above, Macon Middle School Fellowship of Christian Athletes members Ethan Stamey, left, Avery Gaillard, middle, and William Gray work on a flower bed while Teresa Zoellner, background, supervises at Men’s Teen Challenge of the Smokies on Wednesday. Below, intern Dean Reynolds applies epoxy paint to a cement sidewalk.

News Stories

Franklin Mayor Bob Scott said he knows his proposal for a 2-cent property tax increase is unpopular, but the town has many needs, and the impacts of the tax would be low.

City Restaurant was dark Thursday morning after state officials closed the business.

Agents with the North Carolina Department of Revenue closed down a popular Franklin eatery on Wednesday afternoon.

A Franklin man will spend more than 12 years in prison following a sentencing hearing in Buncombe County’s Federal court on Friday.

Sports

Photo/Tom Pantaleo - LesLeigh Tabor won all but one meet (regional) when she competed in shot put this spring, including last weekend at the 2-A NCHSAA Championship.

LesLeigh Tabor occasionally meets people who think being on the track team means you only do running events.

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Rita Esterwood, right, watches from Franklin’s sideline during a game this season. She recently coached her final game for the Panthers, opting to step down after five seasons at the helm. However, she’ll resume coaching cross country in the fall.

On the bus ride back from East Bend, Rita Esterwood had plenty of time to think about things. 

Photo/Tom Pantaleo - Franklin sophomore Kennedy Conner qualified for state in the high jump despite trying the event for the first time eight weeks ago. Conner also qualified in the triple jump, and she’s one of four Franklin athletes who will compete Saturday in Greensboro.

Kennedy Conner plans on running cross country again in the fall. However, the Franklin sophomore focused more on jumping events than distance running this spring for the track and field team.

Obituaries

David Sherman Stanfield

David Sherman Stanfield, 42, of Franklin passed on May 22, 2016.

Larry Carmon Henderson, 32, of Cullowhee, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016. A viewing was held Saturday, May 21, 2016, and graveside services followed at Pine Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Brendan Thomas O’Connor, 82, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016. No services are planned.

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