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News in brief

Constitution Day in Franklin

A ceremony honoring Constitution Day will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, outside at the Gazebo in downtown Franklin.

The event will include a reading from portions of the historic document. Remember the social distancing guidelines as directed per the Town of Franklin and NC Governor’s orders. For more information, contact Joe Suminski at 828.371.2307. This event will be held rain or shine.


Online forum held for NC House race 

An online candidate forum for candidates running for the District 120 House seat will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 22, via Zoom. 

The candidate participating will be Karl Gillespie, R, of Franklin, and Susan Landis, D, of Murphy.

This online candidate forum is co-sponsored by the Public Policy Network of Western North Carolina and North Georgia (PPN), in concert with Mountain True and the Hinton Center. The emcee for this event is Hayesville’s own Harry Baughn, host of “Mountain Mornings” on WJRB 95.1 and WJUL 97.7 radio stations.

Candidates will have the opportunity to share their views on many issues that are critical to the voters in District 120, including access to health care; financial security (jobs, affordable housing and economic development), and the environment. 

Find the Zoom information at or on the morning of Sept. 22.


Meet school board candidates

A Community Meet and Greet with law enforcement, candidates for the Haywood County School Board and others in the community will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, at Canton Recreation Park.

Two sheds have been reserved and can accommodate 50 in each. Everyone will practice social distancing and people are asked to wear masks if they aren't eating.

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