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Lake Sequoyah Dam repairs near completion

May 22, 2015

After undergoing its first repairs since it was constructed in 1928, Lake Sequoyah Dam in Highlands is expected to soon return to normal levels. The lake has been lowered for the past few months to allow repair of decaying concrete, and according to Highlands Mayor Patrick Taylor crews are nearly finished with improvements. “We’ve had…

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Report: 7 overdoses reversed in Macon County since naloxone program

May 22, 2015

On May 15, 2015, the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC), a statewide nonprofit dedicated to reducing drug overdose deaths, received a report of its 500th drug overdose reversal using the opioid antagonist, naloxone. Often described as a “miracle drug” that brings people back from the brink of death, naloxone is a medication that reverses…

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Men’s Night Out to focus on proactive healthcare

May 22, 2015

At the upcoming May 26, 2015 Men’s Night Out Program, the topic will be General Health and Screenings. Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start and can also find problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better. The Guest Speaker will be Danielle Koman, a Family Nurse…

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Fallen officers remembered in Franklin

May 21, 2015
Fallen officers remembered in Franklin

Law enforcement officers in Macon County gathered with members of the local community on Friday to pay remember and honor officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. The Law Enforcement Memorial was held at the courthouse square where special guest speaker District Attorney Ashley Welch paid respect to fallen officers and…

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Driver impaired, speeding nearly 150 mph, Sheriff’s Office says

May 21, 2015
Driver impaired, speeding nearly 150 mph, Sheriff’s Office says

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office say a Jackson County man was clocked at speeds of nearly 150 miles per hour Tuesday evening as he sped down Cowee Mountain heading into Franklin. That man, 23-year-old Michael Stiwinter, of Cullowhee, is now facing charges including felony flee to elude, reckless driving, DWI, speeding at 147 mph in…

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Lady Panthers advance to fourth round of state soccer playoffs

May 21, 2015

For the first time in the school’s history the Franklin High School Lady Panthers have reached the fourth round of the state playoffs. The Franklin girls (16-3-1) won in the third round Wednesday at Ashe County by a final score of 4-2. On Saturday, the fifth-seeded Lady Panthers will travel to Lake Norman Charter (20-3)…

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Ladies Night Out: Arthritis

May 21, 2015

At the upcoming May 26, 2015 Ladies Night Out Program, the topic will all about – Arthritis. Over 50 million Americans have arthritis, making it the number one cause of disability in the country.  The first steps in conquering arthritis are learning the facts and understanding your condition. Join Ladies Night Out this month to…

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Police seek assistance in Ace Hardware burglary

May 20, 2015

Franklin Police are looking for a suspect that burglarized the Franklin Ace Hardware in the early hours of Friday, May 15. According to Franklin Police Chief David Adams, the incident was captured on surveillance video, but officers have been unable to identify the suspect due to his disguise. Police say the suspect is a white…

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Lady Panthers advance in playoffs after late homer at Polk County

May 20, 2015

A two-run homer in extra innings lifts the Franklin Lady Panther softball team to a 4-2 win at Polk County in the third round of the state playoffs Tuesday. With the game tied at 2 in the top of the 8th, Franklin’s Madison Cousineau knocks one out and the Panthers go ahead. Franklin was able…

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Dangerous dogs draw concern from county commission

May 20, 2015

Dangerous dogs was the focus during much of the public comment period at the May meeting of the Macon Board of County Commissioners. Prompted by unanswered complaints to Macon County Animal Control over the last few months from local resident Holly Scripps, the Holly Springs resident came before the board at their recent meeting to…

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  • May 22, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • May 28, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • May 29, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • June 4, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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