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COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus Notices & Information from the Town of Franklin NC

August 6 Update: 64 Active Cases of COVID-19 in Macon County, 402 Recovered, 3 Deaths | 469 Total Cases

North Carolina to Remain Paused in Safer At Home Phase 2 until at least through September 11, 2020 - STATEWIDE REQUIREMENT FOR FACE COVERINGS

» Read Executive Order 155 | » Read NCDHHS Interim Guidance of Face Coverings

Due to the vast amount of information available to our citizens, the Town of Franklin has expanded our website to include separate sections for the State of North Carolina, Macon County NC, and Resources.



August 6 - Macon County to Hold Community Testing in Franklin on Thursday, August 13th

Macon County Emergency Management and Macon County Public Health will be hosting a COVID-19 testing clinic for the community in Franklin on August 13th, 2020. The clinic will be held at Macon Middle School from 8AM to 11AM. Persons may get a COVID-19 test regardless of their ability to pay and do not need to schedule an appointment.

WHAT: COVID-19 Testing Clinic
WHEN: August 13th, 2020, 8AM until 11 AM
WHERE: Macon Middle School - 1345 Wells Grove Road - Franklin, NC 28734

For those who would like to receive a COVID-19 test, you are asked to fill out your paperwork ahead of time, which is available at the following link: CLICK HERE. You are also asked to bring your insurance card, if you have insurance. There is no cost for a COVID-19 test, with or without insurance.

July 31, 2020 Update - Macon County Schools

The Macon County Board of Education has approved Plan B for the 2020-2021 school year.

  • Students in the Franklin area (K-8) will alternate between A/B days. Group A will attend Monday & Wednesday and Group B will attend Tuesday & Thursday. All students will have remote learning on Friday.
  • Franklin High School will operate on A/B days with Freshman and Juniors attending on Monday & Wednesday and Sophomores & Seniors on Tuesday & Thursday. Friday will be remote learning for everyone.
  • Macon Early College will operate on A/B days. Group A will attend for face to face instruction on Monday and Wednesday. Group B will attend for face to face instruction on Tuesday and Thursday. Remote Learning for all on Friday
  • Nantahala School & Union Academy- All students on campus-social distancing requirements in place (M,T,W,T). Remote learning for all students on Friday.
  • September 7-11 will be remote learning for everyone (with the exception of the Labor Day Holiday). This will allow our district time to evaluate Plan B & adjust if needed.

Face coverings will be provided & required for all students & staff.

Our parent survey will remain open until Monday, August 3. If you have not completed the survey, please do so. If you have completed the survey, and would like to change your option for in-person instruction or virtual academy, please contact your child’s school.

Additional information & details will be forthcoming including the class lists for A day & B day. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all work together in the best interest of all our students.

» Download Macon County Schools Reopening Plan

» Download Strong Schools NC Public Health Toolkit

July 28, 2020 - Macon County Reports Third Death Related to COVID-19

A Macon County resident diagnosed with COVID-19 has died. The person was over the age of 65 and had underlying health conditions. To protect the family´s privacy, no further information will be released about this patient.

“This individual’s family and loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers,” stated Kathy McGaha, Macon County Health Director.

Mrs. McGaha continued, “With our second and third death occurring within a week of each other, our urgent message to the community continues to be: wear a mask, wash your hands, and wait 6 feet from others. Continue to practice social distancing and limit your trips outside your home to help to slow the spread of COVID-19.”


Do you have questions about COVID-19 or suspect you may have symptoms? Please call Macon County’s Community Resource Center at 828-349-0211 for information on the following:

- Questions about possible COVID-19 symptoms (fever, coughing, and difficulty breathing)
- Questions about state or local regulations
- Questions about unmet needs

Hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. If you are unable to call during these hours, please leave a message and it will be returned during normal operating hours.

town of franklin nc

Franklin, North CarolinaTown of Franklin

Welcome to the Town of Franklin. We invite you to explore our website for the latest information for residents, businesses, and visitors.

Information is updated on a regular basis with announcements and other events happening in and around Franklin. Town hall meeting agendas & minutes, town sign & zoning ordinances, GIS mapping and other useful information can also be found on FranklinNC.com.

A Welcome from Town of Franklin NC Bob Scott

Mayor's WelcomeMessage from Mayor Bob Scott

Thank you for visiting the Town of Franklin online. The purpose of this site is to keep the citizens, businesses and visitors of Franklin informed with a wide variety of information. Franklin is a slice of small town America that is rich in culture and history. Yet, we embrace the future with a business friendly community and work to provide amenities that help our Town grow. If you’re visiting discover all that Franklin has to offer.


COVID-19 Coronavirus Information from the Town of Franklin North Carolina

Corona virusInformation

During this time of heightened awareness for public safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Franklin will keep our citizens and visitors up-to-date with a special website page devoted to Coronavirus information.

In addition to any precautions being taken by the Town of Franklin, NC, you will also find a list of resources to educate yourself on the latest new concerning this public health event.



about town of franklin nc

about franklin, ncDiscover Us!

The Town of Franklin is located in the mountains of Western North Carolina and is surrounded by beautiful streams & waterfalls and offers a wealth of things to do. We were recently named the 25th best city to live in North Carolina by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy our many festivals & events along with great shopping and services from our Downtown Merchants. Discover the breathtaking views around Franklin on one of the many hiking trails. You'll also discover plenty of fishing, hunting, rafting, kayaking and more outdoor adventures!



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PLEASE NOTE: In order to access online bill pay you will need your new account number and last amount paid. Surcharges apply.

Save time or a trip to Town Hall by utilizing this new online bill pay service. Simply follow this link or choose the quick link at the bottom of the page to be redirected to a secure page where you can pay your water bill online. Please note a new window will open.


town of franklin nc public notices

public noticesLatest Information & Announcements

As a service to our citizens and business community, the Town of Franklin posts notices of official public hearings held by Town Board of Aldermen and Town boards and authorities. Information is also posted on bids being accepted by the Town of Franklin and other notices for our community's input and participation. You'll find a complete listing of the latest Public Notices and additional information here.


franklin nc festivals events


From Pickin' on the Square to the World Famous Pumpkin Roll, you'll discover there is always something to in Franklin, NC.

The Town of Franklin sponsors many special events each year including PumpkinFest & Winter Wonderland. Downtown Merchants also host special events including Airing of the Quilts, Appalachian Heritage Festival and more. Click below to go to our special festivals & events website.


Resources for Opening a Business in Franklin, North Carolina

Opening a Business?Information to Assist You

Franklin, North Carolina is the perfect place for your business venture. We welcome you to be a part of our thriving community.

Before opening a business in Franklin there are a few steps everyone needs to take before buying a property or signing a lease.

Click the link below to learn how to get started in opening a business in Franklin, NC.


Information for New Residents to Franklin NC

Moving to Franklin?Information for Residents

The Town of Franklin, NC is a great place to work, live and play!

If you're considering a move to our wonderful town, we've compiled a list of resources to help you get started.

You'll find even more in our For Residents section on this site's main menu.


Quick Links

Pay Water Bill

Bid on Town Surplus

Employee Directory