Former coach sentenced for child sex crimes

Former coach sentenced for child sex crimes

A Franklin resident formerly involved in local youth sports will spend the next 33 to 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to child sex crimes. Christopher Lee Burk was sentenced Friday in court to the prison term to be served at the N.C. Department of Corrections. According to a statement from the Macon County…

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Aldermen to meet tonight

The town of Franklin Board of Aldermen will meet this evening at 7 p.m. for their regular March meeting at town hall. Among the items on tonight’s town agenda include a presentation from Chief Michelle Hicks and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, updated discussions on the town gazebo plans, an update from the North…

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N.C. flu deaths still being reported

North Carolina health officials say the number of people who have died from flu this season is up to 81. The latest information says four more people recently died and there were three unreported deaths from previous weeks that have now been linked to the flu. Cameron Wolfe, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Duke University,…

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‘Famine’ proves a big success

For the 19th year in a row, local residents teamed up to knock out hunger with the 30 Hour Famine Project in Franklin this past weekend. The program, led by the First United Methodist Church, had nearly 200 participants, including 72 youth and 4 children. A total of nine church groups joined in the effort.…

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FHS Lady Panthers Advance to Greensboro!

For the second straight year the Franklin High Lady Panthers have captured a sectional championship defeating Lexington 62-47 at the Panther Den Friday Night. Sarah Henson led the Lady Panthers with 26 points who now advance to the regional seni-final against East Rutherford Tuesday Night at 7pm at UNC-Greensboro’s Flemming Gym.

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Teachers present petition to school board over 25 percent law

A state law that puts 25 percent of a school system’s qualifying teachers in line for a pay bump continues to draw controversy and it appears an overwhelming majority of local teachers do not support the plan. Details of the teacher pay law say only a quarter of a district’s eligible teachers can receive up…

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