Citizens talk issues with Police Department

Citizens talk issues with Police Department

The Franklin Police Department held their first “Coffee with a Cop” last week at Main Street Coffee and Yogurt. The event was held in an effort to increase communication between citizens and the police department. Franklin Police Chief David Adams, Sergeant Tony Ashe and Patrol Officer Dwayne Cabe fielded questions from local citizens ranging from…

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Body found in forest confirmed as missing teen

The body found Saturday by searchers in southern Jackson County has been confirmed as 17-year-old Alec Sanford Lansing, who had been missing since November 10. Lansing’s body was discovered in a stream in a remote part of the Nantahala National Forest. Results of an autopsy revealed that the teen died from hypothermia. Investigators believe that…

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Gas expected to drop over Thanksgiving holiday

AAA Carolinas predicts 1.34 million in the state will travel 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving holiday as the lower gas prices are encouraging more people to hit the road. The Motor Club’s Tiffany Wright says the statewide average for regular unleaded is $2.77, down 57 cents from the price during the Labor…

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Road construction on hold for Thanksgiving

As the fall and winter travel seasons approach, the N.C. Department of Transportation is taking steps to help ensure motorists save money and time by suspending most road construction work across the state over the Thanksgiving holiday. Avoiding traffic delays will help ensure motorists can reach their destinations safely and efficiently, while cutting down on…

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First Presbyterian to host free Thanksgiving Meal

First Presbyterian to host free Thanksgiving Meal

First Presbyterian Church, at 26 Church Street in downtown Franklin, will host the Community Thanksgiving Dinner again this year on Thursday, November 27, from 12 noon until 2 p.m. at Tartan Hall. The meal is free but donations are gratefully accepted. Diners can enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, and take-meals can also be provided. Individuals interested in…

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Highlands, MEC make list of top 100 high schools

Two Macon County schools have made the list of the top 100 high schools in North Carolina. The list was compiled and ranked by Web site Niche.com using factors such as academics, health & safety, teachers, extracirriculars & activities, student culture & diversity, and others. Highlands School and Macon Early College both ranked in the…

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