Suspects bond out, arrested again

More arrests have been made by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office involving a string of recent burglaries in the Franklin area. On March 7, 20-year-old Dalton Bates, 21-year-old Joshua Wiggins, and 33-year-old Shanci Bearden-Messer were arrested and have each been charged with felony larceny, second degree burglary, and three counts of possession of stolen goods.…

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County convenience centers resume normal hours

The start of Daylight Savings Time means expanded hours at the Macon County Convenience Centers. The Solid Waste Department announced that as of Monday, March 10, all convenience centers will begin operating on a normal summer schedule. The convenience centers are open Monday-Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to…

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NCDOT continues pothole repairs

NCDOT continues pothole repairs

A harsher than normal winter has left many potholes on roads in North Carolina and DOT crews continue working to repair them. Nicole Meister, NCDOT spokesperson, says crews are patching them as quickly as possible and do intend to fix them all. “We ask folks to have some patience. We are working to get to…

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Update: Skirmish ends with fatal stabbing, arrest

A local man is dead and one person is behind bars after a fatal stabbing in Franklin Sunday afternoon. The incident occurred just after 1 p.m. at a mobile home on 21 Kirkland Road. Witnesses say a fight broke out between 31-year-old Adam Lee Hensley and Larry Nelson Wilt. When officers with the Macon County…

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Document filed challenging Gary Shields’ ability to seek District II office

The 2014 election season is just underway and now a second candidate for Macon County Commissioner is having his residency questioned. On March 6, District II registered voter Vic Drummond filed a challenge to candidacy that questions the residence of District II County Commission candidate Gary Shields. Drummond’s challenge states that based upon reasonable suspicion…

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Macon County shows up well in Young Author Writing Project

Macon County shows up well in Young Author Writing Project

A group of Macon County students and teachers got some special recognition for being among the best “young authors” in North Carolina. The school board recently recognized these state winners for their efforts in the North Carolina Reading Association’s Young Author Writing Project. Macon County was allowed to submit 20 entries into the contest and…

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