Cartoogechaye students learn about K-9 Officers

Cartoogechaye students learn about K-9 Officers

Second grade students at Cartoogechaye Elementary received a visit from members of the Macon County Sheriff’s Department on February 7th. Officers Craig Stahl, Clay Bryson and David Blanton, along with their K-9 companions, Conan, Hoss and Zee presented a wonderful program about their jobs as K-9 law enforcement officers. The officers did several demonstrations with…

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Town sets deadline for deliquent tax advertisement

Town sets deadline for deliquent tax advertisement

The town of Franklin has set a deadline for those who owe unpaid taxes that are liens on real property, to pay and avoid being advertised. Tax Collector Jesse Wilkins told aldermen at the February meeting that the total amount not paid for the current fiscal year is $140,629—or three percent of the budgeted tax…

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Sports: Basketball rescheduled, FHS swimmer tops in the state

The Franklin Panther boy’s basketball team loses at the buzzer on Friday night at West Henderson. A final second shot lifted the Falcons over the Panthers 54-53. The Lady Panthers took care of West Henderson as they dominate the Lady Falcons 74-31. Franklin was scheduled to play Tuscola in the regular season finale on Tuesday,…

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N.C. flu deaths rise to 56

The flu season is peaking, and North Carolina health officials say 10 more people died during the last week of January from the illness. Nine of the victims just reported were said to be adults, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. “This has been another big year for influenza. The…

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Franklin must re-up its Appalachian Trail status

Franklin must re-up its Appalachian Trail status

Nearly five years ago, Franklin made history by becoming the first to be designated by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy as an official Trail Community—now in order to keep that status the town must file a new application. The issue of being re-certified as an Appalachian Trail Community was an issue brought up at the town’s…

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WNC man sentenced for ginseng poaching

WNC man sentenced for ginseng poaching

A western North Carolina man will spend some time in jail after admitting to the illegal possession or harvesting of American ginseng from the Nantahala National Forest. Charles R. Nash, of Whittier, was sentenced to 10 days in jail by U.S. Magistrate Judge Dennis L. Howell. According to court documents, on October 12, 2013, Nash…

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