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Update: Macon County Deputy involved in two-car accident

October 24, 2014

Minor injuries were reported after a three-car accident involving a Sheriff’s Deputy Friday morning. Franklin Police were dispatched to the accident at the intersection of US 64 West and Sloan Road. According to Police SGT. Stephen Apel, the deputy was traveling in the westbound lane of US 64 responding to an emergency call with sirens…

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Panthers to face rising East Henderson team for Homecoming

October 24, 2014

The Franklin Panther football team returns to the Pit tonight for homecoming as they take on the East Henderson Eagles. The Panthers come in at 8-0 after crushing North Henderson last week 49-14. East Henderson comes in at 3-5 and 3-1 in the conference after a win over Smoky Mountain last Friday. Last year, Franklin…

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Franklin gears up for 18th annual PumpkinFest

October 24, 2014
Franklin gears up for 18th annual PumpkinFest

Historic Downtown Franklin, North Carolina is gearing up for its 18th Annual PumpkinFest to be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  During this event you can take part in some traditional and some very non-traditional fall festivities. “PumpkinFest is geared toward children and families and we’re excited to provide…

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Study: North Carolina homeowners pay more when filing a claim

October 24, 2014

A big hearing is going on this week in Raleigh over a proposal to raise North Carolina homeowner’s insurance rates by as much as 25 percent. But experts in the insurance industry say North Carolinians have already sustained a spike in costs when it comes to filing a claim. Laura Adams- senior analyst with Insurance…

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NCDOT secretary to host town hall event in Franklin

October 23, 2014

NCDOT Secretary Tony Tata is planning a Town Hall event in Franklin on Wednesday, October 29, beginning at 4 p.m. The event will be at Franklin town hall at 95 E. Main Street. Tata plans to discuss Governor Pat McCroy’s 25 year vision for North Carolina transportation infrastructure. The public is invited to attend.

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State Troopers cracking down on school bus violations

October 23, 2014

The North Carolina Highway Patrol wants drivers to know that violating a law involving a school bus is a serious matter. To raise awareness of the importance of bus safety, this week has been designated National School Bus Safety Week. Sgt Mike Baker with the Highway Patrol says keeping children safe is a challenge in…

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N.C. jobless rate down slightly

October 23, 2014

New information out from the North Carolina Department of Commerce shows a slight reduction in the state’s jobless rate last month. The unemployment rate was trimmed from 6.8 to 6.7 percent, from August to September, and remains one percent lower than September 2013. The commerce department says North Carolina has gained 108,500 jobs over the…

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Macon Fire Investigator probes two house fires

October 22, 2014

County officials say a fire that burned a small apartment in the Iotla community in the early hours of October 16 appears suspicious. Fire crews were dispatched to the incident at 481 Haughton Williams Road at approximately 1: 16 a.m. Fire investigator Farrell Jamison indicated that the structure was a shed that had been converted…

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One-Stop Voting begins this week

October 22, 2014
One-Stop Voting begins this week

One Stop Voting begins in Macon County on Thursday, October 23 at the Board of Elections Office at 5 West Main Street and at the Highlands Civic Center at 600 N. 4th Street. The operating hours at the Franklin One Stop location will be Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on…

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School board candidates to address Macon voters Thursday

October 22, 2014

The Macon County North Carolina Association of Educators will host a candidates forum form Macon County school board candidates on Thursday, October 23 at  7: 00 p.m. at the Franklin High School Fine Arts Center. The goal of the event is to provide the Macon County community an opportunity to see and hear all candidates for these…

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