Franklin man sentenced to 21 months for tax fraud

U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger sentenced Isaac H. Birch Thursday to 21 months in prison followed by one year of supervised release for filing a false tax return, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Birch was also ordered to pay $480,047 as restitution to the United States Treasury.…

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Suspect in custody after shooting in Cashiers

An altercation in the parking lot of the Cashiers Ingles Wednesday morning ends in gunfire and a suspect in custody. The Sylva Herald  reports that 61-year-old Roger Clay Bryson, of Cashiers, shot 71-year-old Edward Lewis Moss, of Pine Creek, during the dispute. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says that Moss allegedly attempted to drive into…

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Salute to Veterans planned tonight

Veterans from the Franklin and Sylva areas will be honored prior to tonight’s football game at the Panther Pit during the annual Salute to Veterans ceremony. The salute will begin at 6:45 p.m. and Veterans are asked to arrive at the stadium by 6:30 p.m. to prepare for the ceremony. The Salute to Veterans event…

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Officials to dedicate Community Building Saturday

Officials to dedicate Community Building Saturday

  The official dedication service for the re-naming of the Macon County Community Facilities Building will be held Saturday, October 11 at 1:00 pm at the building on 441 South. The new name is the Robert C. Carpenter Community Building in honor of the late Senator Robert C. Carpenter. Some of the dignitaries and friends who…

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Town mulls new parking layout for Main Street

Parking and traffic issues on Main Street and what to do about them was a topic of discussion among the town board at their October 6 meeting. Aldermen reviewed a presentation of a parking analysis conducted by traffic engineering firm JM Teague—that studied the area of Main Street from Patton Avenue to Harrison Avenue. According…

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Voter registration deadline Friday

Voter registration deadline Friday

If you want to cast your vote in the upcoming election and haven’t registered yet—the Macon County Board of Elections reminds you there are only a couple of days left to register. Friday, October 10 at 5 p.m. is the Voter Registration deadline to be eligible to vote on Election Day. Other key dates for…

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