Attacks heighten safety awareness for area hikers

With two attacks taking place on nearby hiking trails in Georgia over the last week, Rabun County, Ga. Sheriff Frank Andrews is reminder hikers to stay safe. “When you’re hiking, usually try to hike with a group, or at least, have a partner to hike with. If you see anything suspicious, make sure you have…

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N.C. Sheriff Pres says prescription drug abuse top challenge in state

N.C. Sheriff Pres says prescription drug abuse top challenge in state

The new president of the North Carolina Sheriff’s Association says North Carolina law enforcement is facing a challenge with drugs–and all it takes is a prescription. Carteret County Sheriff Asa Buck was sworn into his new position as president and he says the biggest challenge facing law enforcement in North Carolina is prescription drugs. “We…

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County holding public hearings over two communication tower apps

The Macon County Board of Commissioners will meet this evening for their August meeting at 6 p.m. at the courthouse. According to the agenda, public hearings are scheduled on two telecommunication tower applications. One tower is planned on property near 144 Bud Perry Road and the other is planned at 2533 West Old Murphy Road.…

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Town begins pursuing water plant upgrades, expansion

The town of Franklin is slowly outgrowing its capacity for drinking water, according to engineers, who say the town will need to make a move to expand over the next few years. At the August town board meeting, Aldermen heard some options from engineering firm McGill and Associates. In addition to expansion, McGill says the…

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WCU football signs two game agreement with N.C. State

Western Carolina and North Carolina State have signed a two-game agreement for football games as part of future schedules. The in-state foes will square off at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh as a part of both the 2019 and 2024 schedules. The Catamounts are slated to visit Raleigh on Sept. 7, 2019, and for the season-opener…

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Beach reopened at Jackrabbit Recreation Area

The U.S. Forest Service reopened the swimming beach and adjacent bathroom at Jackrabbit Recreation Area. The area had been closed because of a broken sewage pump, which has been fixed. 

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