Franklin’s Simpson shines early for the Lady Catamounts

Franklin’s Simpson shines early for the Lady Catamounts

Franklin native Lindsay Simpson is off to a strong start this season on the Lady Catamounts basketball team. The 0-3 Cats lost Saturday to Campbell, but Simpson came off the bench and scored 16. It was her third straight double figure scoring performance. The former Lady Panthers standout paces the team averaging 16.7 points in…

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Holland to join state task force on schools

Macon County Sheriff Robbie Holland has been appointed to the Governor’s Task Force on Safer Schools. Governor Pat McCrory announced the appointments earlier this month and the group ranges from students and teachers to elected officials, lawyers and law enforcement from across North Carolina. The task force will provide guidance to the Center for Safer…

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Rain eases dry conditions, risk of wildfires

Rain eases dry conditions, risk of wildfires

Some weekend rain was a welcome site in Macon County. Several of the county’s volunteer fire departments had a busy Thursday as dry and breezy conditions led to numerous brush fires that got out of control. According to dispatchers, brush fires broke out in multiple locations including Robbins Road, Hale Ridge Road, Bailey Hills Road,…

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State road funds take a hit

North Carolina may soon have to find new ways to supplement funds to build and improve highways. According to State Transportation Secretary Tony Tata, the state’s road coffers are not receiving the stream of revenue they used to, “Our Highway Trust Fund is linked to the motor fuels tax, which is decreasing because vehicles are…

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County approves bids on new patrol cars

County approves bids on new patrol cars

The Macon County Sheriff’s Department got the approval to upgrade part of its fleet of patrol cars. County Commissioners approved a bid of just under $144,000 from Franklin Ford that will supply the department with six 2014 Ford Interceptor Sedans. The bid was lower than a competitor, Ilderton Dodge, which would have secured six Dodge…

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Tough night ends season for Franklin Panthers

A tough Parkwood football team upsets the Franklin Panthers in round one of the state football playoffs on Friday night. Franklin got on the board first with a couple of early touchdowns including a 20-yard-touchdown pass to Zach Graham. The Parkwood rebels responded with two scores, but the Panthers held a 17-14 lead heading into the…

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