18th Annual PUMPKINFEST :: Saturday, October 25 from 9am - 4pm * Downtown Franklin :: CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!

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The Town of Franklin's Tourism Development Authority held their monthly meeting on Monday night to consider a funding for the 2014 PumpkinFest and another request to help out on advertising for the Scottish Tartans Museum.

At last month's meeting, the Franklin Main Street Program submitted a request of $1,500 to help with funding for radio and print advertising. Bo Bryant, who is the chairman of the program, made the request for the festival that is scheduled for Oct. 24 and Oct. 25.

On Monday with no discussion, TDA members voted unanimously to grant the full request. PumpkinFest is one of Franklin's most popular uptown events and includes a pie eating contest, costume contest, a parade, entertainment, games for kids, live music, craft and food vendors and the very popular pumpkin roll.

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The Autumn Leaves Craft Show was held at the Macon County Fair Grounds last weekend with a wide variety of unique handmade crafts and artists’ demonstrations.

Local crafter Connie Gregory is holding a white dog she made.

Shopper Donna Hammock discusses jewelry.

Photographer Gary Galbrecht and wife Charlene.

Lucy Thorne demonstrates knitting and a hat she had made.

Photos by Vickie Carpenter

On Tuesday afternoon during heavy rainfall, a 2008 Honda Civic driven by local woman Erin Moffitt was traveling on Rabbit Creek Road when it went off the road and into Rabbit Creek.

Gabriel Bolick and Darren Worley called 911, and along with the help of Jeff Paris, were able to get the door of the car open and get Moffitt to safety. Franklin Fire and Rescue arrived shortly thereafter and transported Moffitt up the steep embankment.

According to N.C. Highway Patrolman Clay Cogdill, Moffitt was immediately rushed to Mission Hospital in Asheville. She has since been released in what is considered a positive outcome for what could have been a grim situation.

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Editor’s Note: This is the last of the candidate profiles for the 2014 midterm election. Early voting begins Oct. 23.

Both candidates vying for the open 30th Judicial District Attorney seat have more than a decade of experience each as assistant district attorneys under the current DA Mike Bonfoey and are ready to face the challenges in representing Western North Carolina.

“Prosecutors in this district spend a lot of time in the car traveling from county to county because of the vastness of our district,” said Macon County resident and DA candidate Ashley Welch. “Some districts in the state only include one county. Several others are made up of two or three counties. With seven counties, this district is one of the largest in the state…

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