Challenge against Shields’ residency withdrawn

The challenge against the qualifications of candidate Gary Shields to run for District II County Commission has been dropped. The Board of Elections reported Wednesday that the challenger, Vic Drummond, officially withdrew his challenge that questioned Shields’ residency and whether he actually resided in District II. A hearing was scheduled for Tuesday, March 18. On…

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WNCC-FM Announces 2014 FHS Baseball Broadcast Schedule

WNCC-FM Announces 2014 FHS Baseball Broadcast Schedule

The Franklin High School Baseball team begins WNCAC play this Friday and 96.7 WNCC-FM has announced its broadcast schedule for 2014. As the station has done for a number of years this seasons broadcasts will begin with the conference opener at Brevard High School.  Game times vary through out the year and additionally along with…

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Safety reminders for spring fire season

Safety reminders for spring fire season

The spring fire season is starting here in the mountains and as you get outdoors to burn and clean up your property, state officials remind you to use caution. Steve Troxler, North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner, explains a few things to keep with you while conducting a burn. “You need a shovel or garden hoe to…

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Panthers hoops teams end year with post-season honors

The Western North Carolina Athletic Conference handed out some post-season recognition and several from Franklin High School basketball teams make the list. The 2013-2014 All-Conference Selections were announced this week with four Lady Panthers being named. That included: senior Sarah Henson, junior Vanessa Agrussa, junior Mariah Wallace, and sophomore Tory Agrussa. The Franklin girls just…

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Challenge to Haven’s residency not upheld

Challenge to Haven’s residency not upheld

A challenge questioning County Commissioner Ron Haven’s residency and eligibility to seek re-election in District II was not upheld by the Board of Elections. A full hearing was held on the matter at the courthouse Tuesday morning. Haven, accompanied by attorney Orville Coward Jr., swore under oath he does reside in District II at 433…

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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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