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Local man killed after standing in the road

September 19, 2014

An accident involving a pedestrian in the early hours of Friday morning claims the life of a local man. According to Franklin Police Chief David Adams, the accident occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m. Friday when a driver traveling on the Depot Street Extension near the intersection of Iotla Street struck and killed 64-year-old Ernest Harvey…

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Macon leaders send legislative goals to county commission association

September 19, 2014

Before state lawmakers open their next session in the General Assembly, Macon County is making sure its voice is heard after county leaders submit their goals for legislation to the NC Association of County Commissioners. At their September 9 meeting, Chairman Kevin Corbin, who serves on a committee with the association that selects legislative goals,…

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Forest Service Web page delivers foliage info for mountains

September 19, 2014
Forest Service Web page delivers foliage info for mountains

The U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina has unveiled its Fall Foliage 2014 webpage, which features scenic drives and other activities for enjoying autumn’s colorful splendor in the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests. The feature is posted at http://www.fs.usda.gov/nfsnc, click on “Fall Foliage in Western North Carolina – 2014.” The webpage describes scenic…

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SCC students prepare questions for WNC political candidates

September 19, 2014
SCC students prepare questions for WNC political candidates

The mere mention of words like “political debate” may cause some college students’ eyes to glaze over. That’s not the case with members of Dr. Bucky Dann’s “Social Problems” class at Southwestern Community College. Since the start of the fall semester, they’ve been studying up on regional and statewide issues in preparation for a series…

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Two charged with assault

September 19, 2014

Two Macon County residents were arrested recently and charged with serious assault crimes. According to arrest reports filed by deputies, 23-year-old Erica Nicole Nicholson, of Franklin was detained on September 11 and charged with a felony count of assault by strangulation. She was also charged with misdemeanor simple assault. Nicholson was booked into the Macon…

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Planners complete assessment of Franklin, Highlands water needs

September 18, 2014

After an in-depth review, the Planning Board is back with its recommendation on water and sewer assistance requests from Franklin and Highlands—and they are recommending the county not to fund the projects. According to Planning Board Chairman Chris Hanners who spoke with the county commission at their September 9 meeting, the town of Highlands is…

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More than 500 violations issued in Macon County during Labor Day Booze It and Lose It

September 18, 2014

The latest traffic safety campaign that spanned over the Labor Day holiday results in more than 500 traffic and criminal violations being issued on Macon County roads. State and local law enforcement agencies teamed up for the Labor Day Booze It & Lose It traffic enforcement that ran August 15 through September 1 in an…

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AARP reminds seniors to prepare for natural disasters

September 18, 2014

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the Peeks Creek landslide in Macon County and also the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Floyd hitting North Carolina. With hurricane season arriving, AARP and FEMA want to help ensure the state’s senior population is prepared for a hurricane or other natural disaster. “For our older population, they especially…

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Next LNO to focus on asthma and allergies

September 18, 2014

At the upcoming September 23, 2014 Ladies Night Out Program, the topic will be Asthma and Allergies.  Asthma and Allergies often go hand in hand. Join us to learn what they have in common and what you can do to prevent attacks and manage symptoms. The guest speaker will be Dr. William McCann, Allergy Partners…

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Arrest Report: Identity Theft

September 17, 2014
Arrest Report: Identity Theft

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office makes three felony arrests of residents charged with identity fraud crimes. According to arrest reports, 23-year-old Tanner Norton Duvall, of Franklin, was detained September 12 and charged with felony counts of identity theft, financial card theft, and obtaining property by false pretenses. He was booked into the Detention Center on…

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  • September 20, 2014 7:00 amPANCAKE BREAKFAST FUND RAISER
  • September 20, 2014 8:00 amHICKORY KNOLL BREAKFAST FAITHRAISER
  • September 25, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • September 26, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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