Code Red issued after shots fired in town limits Saturday night

Franklin Police say they are looking for a suspect that fired gun shots at a resident Saturday night. According to Franklin Police Chief David Adams, the incident occurred at 697 West Palmer Street at approximately 11 p.m. “The resident said he thought he heard gun shots, so he went out behind his house and seen…

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Inmate sighted, but not captured

The fugitive who escaped from the Macon County Jail on July 30 was spotted late Saturday night, but was not captured. According to Macon County Sheriff Robbie Holland, at 10:49 p.m. on Saturday, Charles Andrew Cochran was reported to have shown up at the residence of his former girlfriend’s parent’s home asking for some clothes—but…

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Authorities probe suspicious death after house fire

One person was killed in a house fire Saturday afternoon in the Burningtown Community. The fire occurred at approximately 3:04 p.m. at 528 Middle Burningtown Road, which is the home of 71-year-old Day Williamson, and according to authorities a positive identification of the victim cannot be made until the conclusion of an autopsy. Macon County…

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Aldermen to consider fracking opposition

The Franklin Board of Aldermen is expected to meet tonight at 7 p.m. at town hall. According to the agenda, the town board is expected to review a presentation on the Franklin Water Treatment Plant upgrade and expansion, discussion a resolution to oppose fracking, and consider rezoning petitions. There will also be a public session…

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Several school positions in limbo over state budget

In what appears to be an ongoing funding pattern with the North Carolina legislature, local schools will again feel the burden of educating our students with less money. In Macon County when schools open their doors this fall, less money will mean fewer teachers and personnel in the upcoming school year. In the last few…

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Chronic Wasting Disease not detected in North Carolina

 Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a transmissible and fatal neurological disease of deer and elk, was not detected in a recent statewide survey conducted by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Humans are not known to contract CWD. No treatment or cure for CWD exists. Direct, animal-to-animal contact is a means of transmission, but evidence suggests that contaminated…

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