Update: Norton Creek Farms gas leak kills one, sends several to hospital

A carbon monoxide  leak from a cooler unit at Norton Creek Farms in Franklin is suspected for the death of a local man and sickening several others. According to the Macon County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 7 p.m. Friday, a woman reported to 911 dispatchers that two men were down at the facility located at…

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Three Macon Sheriffs at next women’s league program

Local residents are invited to a program involving the past, present, and future of law enforcement in Macon County. The program will be hosted by the Macon County League of Women Voters and will feature Sheriff Robbie Holland and former sheriffs George Moses and Homer Holbrooks. The three sheriffs will provide an interesting look at…

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Franklin woman arrested for assault with intent to kill

An alleged serious assault incident lands a local woman in jail. The suspect, identified as 26-year-old Amanda Bidwell Shope, of Franklin, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with three felony counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. She was also charged with a felony count of burglary and misdemeanor counts…

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Too busy to get healthier? Try Angel’s Lighten Up 4 Life

The sixth kick-off for Lighten Up 4 Life sponsored by Angel Medical Center will be on Tuesday, August 22 at 5:00 pm in the hospital dining room. The program is a free weight loss challenge that is entirely web based. The program is based on 4-person teams who compete with others to lose the largest…

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1 Dead and 2 People in Critical Condition after Norton Creek Farms Gas Leak

A Gas/Chemical Leak occurred at  Norton Creek Farms around 7pm Friday night that has left 1 fatality and 2 other individuals in critical condition.  Clarks Chapel Fire Dept. says that there were 12 firefighters, 3 EMS personnel and 2 sheriff deputies taken to Angel Medical Center to be treated for exposure. All of all those…

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Help Fill The Bus during this sales tax holiday

As part of North Carolina’s sale tax-free holiday weekend, Macon County Schools is holding the annual “Fill The Bus” school supply drive on Saturday, August 3. Buses will be located in front of Walmart, Kmart, and Big Lots. The drive is planned from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at each location Saturday. The school system…

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