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Outdoor 76 teamed up with Cane Creek, Smoky Mountain Bicycles and Heinzelmannchen Brewery to sponsor a brew ride last Saturday.

The event included a Poker Ride of about 20 miles or so around the roads of Franklin.

After the ride, bikers headed back to Outdoor 76 where prizes were given away along with free beer.


Greg Cummins, a 2009 graduate of Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, Fla., graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., on May 24. During his time at Lincoln, Cummins was an AP and honors student as well as a four-year member of the NJROTC unit.

In his four years at the U.S. Naval Academy, he has served in a number of leadership positions including: Company Squad Leader, Company Financial Officer, Company Honor Advisor, Weapons Detail Coach, and Plebe Summer Detailer. Cummins also had the opportunity to study abroad by means of an economics internship at the London School of Economics in the United Kingdom and a language immersion program at the Goethe-Institut in Berlin, Germany. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics having maintained a 3.2 cumulative GPA.


Chelsi Jean Coggins and Steve Cody Ulsh both of Franklin announce the birth of their son Royce Jamesen Ulsh.

Royce was born Thursday, Aug. 8, at 11:36 a.m. at Angel Medical Center.

At eight pounds and 12 ounces, Royce was 21 inches long.





Kelly Ferri is the recipient of a $1000 scholarship which the Franklin Gem and Mineral Society awards twice a year to a student majoring in earth sciences.

Ferri is a WCU senior majoring in Geology while concentrating in hydrogeology.

Jean Emerson is the society’s scholarship chairperson.



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