Macon County crime rate follows state trend

North Carolina’s crime rate is at the lowest rate since 1976—this according to a new report out from the state Attorney General’s Office. The overall rate fell 4.4 percent in 2012—but there was a slight uptick the rate of violent crime statewide. Attorney General Roy Cooper said while the state’s property crime rate was down…

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Town board update

Franklin aldermen voted unanimously Monday, September 3, to renew the contract with its legal counsel. The contract says attorney John Henning Jr. will be retained for the next three years—he will be compensated $150 an hour for legal services. The town will have a one-year renewal option once the three-year contract expires. Pauline Avenue In…

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Principal, Teacher of the Year named

Macon County Schools has announced the Principal and Teacher of the Year for 2013-2014. Melissa Faetz, at South Macon Elementary School, was selected as the Macon County Schools Teacher of the Year. Shirley Parks, at East Franklin Elementary School, was named the Principal of the Year. Congratulations to Ms. Parks and Ms. Faetz for their contributions…

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Macon County Library welcomes popular columnist, humor author

Macon County Library welcomes popular columnist, humor author

As part of its Thursdays at the Library series, the Macon County Library welcomes popular humor columnist Susan Reinhardt on September 12. Reinhardt will be at the library at 7 p.m. for a fun evening celebrating her first novel. The award-winning columnist, and author, has written a best-selling book of humor, along with several other…

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SCC Pres: Expansion on the horizon in Macon

SCC Pres: Expansion on the horizon in Macon

Enrollment is growing and that could mean a bigger campus in Macon County for Southwestern Community College. SCC President Don Tomas spoke to Franklin Aldermen Monday night about the recent growth and happenings at the college. Tomas said enrollment in Macon was up 7.3 percent with about 815 registered students. Of that number, about 515…

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Stay granted to law banning sex offenders from social media

Convicted sex offenders will have to stay off of social networking sites after a stay was granted by the North Carolina Supreme Court. Attorney General Roy Cooper requested the stay following a Court of Appeals ruling that struck down the law last week in the case of State v. Packingham. The stay, granted August 27,…

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