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Exotic animals and international adventures don’t usually come to mind when thinking of Franklin, N.C., but a visit to the wildlife museum at Wilderness Taxidermy and Outfitters will change that. Located at 5040 Highlands Road, owners Bill and Linda Fuchs have provided taxidermy services and guided worldwide hunting excursions for more than 25 years.

Originally from Homestead, Fla., Bill met Linda in her hometown, Mobile, Ala., during college.


Equipped with twenty dollar bills in hand, nearly 40 people stormed Outdoor 76 on Friday afternoon as part of Venture Local Franklin's Cash Mob.

“The Cash Mob was absolutely incredible,” said Outdoor 76 co-owner Corey McCall. “We had between 35-40 individuals participate. We were so blown away by the support from the community and Venture Local Franklin.”


BizWeek 2013 has rolled into Franklin for the second year, with this year’s events being held April 23 through April 25. According to the Macon County Economic Development Commission, BizWeek is a celebration of business, industry and entrepreneurship. The events highlight the appreciation that the county, town, and citizens have for the businesses of the county.

The three-day event has been host to a variety of workshops, networking opportunities, and guest speakers. BizWeek started on Tuesday which saw three happenings around the town that citizens could attend for free.


The Franklin Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting celebrating the opening of Deb Sands Photography at 92 W. Palmer Street.

Deb Sands brings more than 20 years of photography experience to her Franklin business offering “in studio or on location” photo sessions.


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