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Macon County School District Releases 2014-2015 Orientation Schedule

July 23, 2014

The new school year begins in a little over a month and the Macon County School District has released its orientation schedule which will begin with an Open House on Tuesday August 5th at Macon Early College. This open house and orientation will begin at 6pm for freshman and new students. The majority of the…

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Boating Accident on Lake Burton Claims Childs Life

July 23, 2014

The life of a child was lost on Lake Burton last Thursday afternoon. The Sheriff’s Office has released this statement “We were dispatched to Arizona Ln. off Lake Burton for a boating accident. Once the officers got on the scene DNR was also dispatched. We had a fatality of a 7 year old boy.” The…

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Franklin Folk Festival a Success Despite Rain

July 23, 2014
Franklin Folk Festival a Success Despite Rain

As the rainy weather finally cleared Saturday afternoon, crowds began to gather downtown for the 11th annual Franklin Folk Festival. The annual event held in celebration of Macon County’s Appalachian Heritage is held the third Saturday in July. The popular festival is a free event featuring activities and attractions for all ages connecting to the…

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Rickman Scholarship Silent Auction

July 22, 2014

This Saturday night the Rotary Club of Franklin is once again holding its Roy Rickman scholarship silent auction fundraiser at Mountain View Intermediate School. The proceeds will help fund the scholarships the club gives away and helps fund the many service projects the club conducts. The scholarships include a four year renewable, several $1,000 scholarships…

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Police Blotter

July 22, 2014

A 27 year old Franklin man faces numerous charges after an arrest over the weekend. Christopher Durandetto of Franklin is presently being held in the Macon County Detention Center on $3,000 bond. He is facing charges of simple physical assault, damage to personal property and possession of marijuana less than a half ounce. He is…

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Arrest Report

July 17, 2014
Arrest Report

Macon County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a 20-year-old Franklin woman on felony pot charges. According to an arrest report, on July 14, Christina Marie Gilbert was charged with a felony count of possession of marijuana with intent to sell and distribute and a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Gilbert was booked into the Macon…

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Corbin honored posthumously for heritage preservation

July 17, 2014
Corbin honored posthumously for heritage preservation

He was known for many contributions to Macon County throughout his life, including making sure mountain heritage was kept alive. The late Harold Corbin will be honored as an Honorary Historian in Macon County at the upcoming Franklin Folk Festival. To make this happen, the Macon County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution to…

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Homeowners insurance rate hearing rescheduled

July 17, 2014

Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced that the homeowners insurance rate hearing originally scheduled for Aug. 6, 2014, has been rescheduled. The hearing is to begin Oct. 20, 2014, at 9 a.m. in the Jim Long Hearing Room on the third floor of the Dobbs Building, 430 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh. The insurance companies, represented…

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Marijuana oil legalized for medical use in NC

July 17, 2014

Medical marijuana is showing some promise in treating drug-resistant epilepsy and now a form of that treatment is legal in North Carolina. This month, Governor Pat McCrory signed legislation approving treatment using cannabidiol oil, or CBC in clinical trials. CBC does not produce a high like THC and has a wide range of medical benefits…

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Macon Public Health gets national award

July 16, 2014
Macon Public Health gets national award

Macon County Public Health was honored at the 2014 annual conference of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) in Atlanta with NACCHO’s Local Health Department of the Year Award. The award recognizes and honors the outstanding accomplishments of small, medium, and large local health departments for their innovation, creativity, and impact…

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  • November 13, 2013 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
  • July 24, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • July 24, 2014 6:30 pmVACATION BIBLE SCHOOL @ EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
  • July 25, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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