Update: Man found dead had medical condition

A man found dead Saturday morning on Maclor Forest Circle in Franklin was believed to have died from medical-related causes. On Tuesday, the Macon County Sheriff’s office announced that an autopsy conducted by the Medical Examiner revealed the cause of death to be accidental and brought on by a medical condition. Macon County Sheriff Robbie…

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Macon Sheriff’s Office probes dead body discovery

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the discovery of a dead body in a residential area on Saturday. A Jehovah’s Witness, who was going door to door Saturday morning, called 911 at 11:37 a.m. to report the deceased man at a residence on Maclor Forest Circle. The caller described the man “appeared to have…

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Local woman charged with burglary, stealing car

Local woman charged with burglary, stealing car

A 32-year-old Franklin resident is taken into custody charged with a rash of theft-related crimes. The suspect, Nichole Tabitha Queen-Bates, was detained October 23 and charged with multiple felony counts including degree burglary, larceny of a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property, possession of stolen property, and larceny after breaking and entering. The suspect was also…

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Cooper promises to continue challenging Duke Energy rate hikes

Attorney General Roy Cooper is remaining vigilant in his challenges to Duke Energy’s string of rate hikes. Cooper said will appeal a decision last week by the North Carolina Utilities Commission approving higher power bills for Duke Energy customers, a rate hike that was struck down by the state Supreme Court earlier this year. The…

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Panthers roll over East Henderson, go 9-0

The Franklin Panthers keep their unbeaten streak alive with a blowout win at East Henderson Friday night. East led early after a 32-yard touchdown pass, but in the second quarter Franklin bounced back with four touchdowns including an interception by Trey Maslin that was taken by 35 yards for a score. Franklin adds two more…

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OT field goal ends 26 game skid for Cats

OT field goal ends 26 game skid for Cats

Richard Sigmon capped a wild Homecoming Day game as Western Carolina erased an 11-point second half deficit, tying the game with under 10 seconds to play in regulation to force overtime. In the extra session, Sigmon split the uprights on a 39-yard field goal to set off a mob-seen on the turf as the Catamounts…

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