Swain Co. School Resource Officer arrested in Macon on rape charge

A Swain County School Resource Officer is facing a rape charge after he was detained Wednesday by the State Bureau of Investigation in Macon County. 32-year-old David Milhous Peterson, who also serves as a Deputy with the Swain County Sheriff’s Office was charged with statutory rape of a 15-year-old girl. Peterson posted bond at $50,000,…

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County chooses $2.5 million option for Parker Meadows rec. park

In a three to two decision, county commissioners voted yes to moving forward with the Parker Meadows project, creating a complete recreational complex for the citizens of Macon County. Tuesday’s commissioners’ meeting ended a two year debate among county officials as to which option would be best for the county, ultimately voting to give the…

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Avoid IRS imposters

With the April 15th tax filing deadline coming up, watch out for criminals and con artists posing as the Internal Revenue Service to try to win your trust and steal your money. According to the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office, one North Carolina consumer recently reported getting one of these threatening calls from someone claiming…

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N.C. school voucher program heads to court

The debate over North Carolina’s school voucher program, which would provide up to $4,200 in grant funds each year for low-income household that want to enroll their child in private school, is going before a North Carolina court panel Friday. Two lawsuits were filed against the measure to provide private school funds by the North…

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Harlem Ambassadors tour coming to Franklin

Harlem Ambassadors tour coming to Franklin

The internationally-acclaimed Harlem Ambassadors will be visiting Franklin for a game with the Franklin Dribblers at Franklin High School on Tuesday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. The Harlem Ambassadors offer a unique brand of Harlem-style basketball, featuring high-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball handling tricks and hilarious comedy routines. The Ambassadors feature non-stop laughs and deliver a…

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Local youth gear up for 30 Hr Famine

Local youth gear up for 30 Hr Famine

This week some Franklin area youth are leading the fight against hunger in the community with the 19th consecutive 30 Hour Famine. Youth from First United Methodist Church will host more than 80 teens during the famine from February 21-22. Local participants will fast for 30 hours during the Famine weekend—and at the same time…

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  • November 6, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • November 7, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • November 13, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • November 14, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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