Federal court says NC “Choose Life” plates unconstitutional

Federal court says NC “Choose Life” plates unconstitutional

North Carolina license plates bearing a pro-life message have been ruled unconstitutional by a federal appeals court in Virginia. The three-judge panel rejected the state’s argument that it has the right to use the plates they own to convey an anti-abortion message without giving the other the same option. The plates were approved by the…

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Senator Davis lends support to Macon Co.

At Tuesday’s meeting of Macon County Commissioners, North Carolina District 50 Senator Jim Davis spoke to the board reminding them he remains committed to helping local governments. He told commissioners that state resources are available to the count and that he could help facilitate. Davis cited the ongoing embezzlement investigation with the Macon Board of…

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Panthers return to the court Monday; baseball tryouts Saturday

The high school hoops season will get back in gear on Monday, February 17, as Franklin will host Tuscola in the final regular season game. JV girls will tip off at 4 p.m. and then regular schedule follows. Senior Night Activities will be after the JV boy’s game. No word yet on the schedule for…

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Road conditions update

Macon County DOT Crews continue to work around the clock clearing local roadways after about 8 inches of snow blanketed the county on Wednesday. DOT Supervisor Jim Ashe says the department is wrapping up clearing of primary roads and is beginning to focus on secondary routes. “Hopefully by mid-morning Friday, we’ll have every paved road…

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Three arrested in burglary

Three arrested in burglary

Three local residents are facing numerous charges after a recent burglary incident. According to the Macon County Sheriff’s Office, deputies arrested two suspects on Saturday that are believed to have broken into a local residence and taken more than $40,000 in personal property, which included several tools. Joshua Wiggins and Dalton Bates were arrested after…

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Schools face tough time finishing basketball season

The weather conditions have temporarily halted the high school basketball season at a time when many key games are on the schedule. The Franklin Panthers should be gearing up for a run in the conference tournament, but they still have to play their last regular season game against Tuscola, which was scheduled February 11. At…

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