Convicted sex offender jailed after reported assault, home invasion

Convicted sex offender jailed after reported assault, home invasion

A 45-year-old convicted sex offender has been arrested after reportedly assaulting a female and breaking into Macon County two homes. According to Macon County Sheriff Robbie Holland, the incidents occurred in the early hours of July 25 when Ronald Anthony Miller, of Houston Gap Road, allegedly attempted to strangle an adult female who had given…

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Franklin Rotary awards annual $15,000 raffle

Franklin Rotary awards annual $15,000 raffle

Bill and Charlene Brackett of Franklin won the grand prize Saturday Night at the Rotary Club of Franklin’s Roy Rickman Silent Auction and Fundraiser Event. Bill and Charlene have the choice of receiving $15,000 in cash or one of three new automobiles. Teresa Siler, wife of past president and scholarship committee chairman Bud Siler, won…

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Sweeping changes approved to NC voting process

Some sweeping changes are on the way for the voting process in North Carolina. A comprehensive election reform package has been passed by the General Assembly and awaits signage by the governor. The bill requires voters to have a photo ID at the polls, end same-registration, and cuts the early voting schedule by a week.…

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Forest Service discourages swimming due to high waters

Recent rises in water levels have prompted the U.S. Forest Service to discourage swimming in the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests. Forestry Officials are urging visitors to not swim in the creeks, rivers and streams until the waters recede. Right now, water levels are more than a foot above normal in some locations. Three swimming-related…

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Faulty windows top list of school board’s capital improvement plans

Faulty windows top list of school board’s capital improvement plans

At the July meeting of the Macon County School Board, school officials prioritized which school projects would receive the necessary funds for completion from the $99,035 in the budget from the capital outlay money from county commissioners. From a long list of ongoing needs at the county’s schools, the board unanimously voted to make repairs…

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Macon Co Sheriff to begin Citizen Academy

Macon Co Sheriff to begin Citizen Academy

Beginning Thursday, August 1, the Macon County Sheriff’s Office will conduct its first citizen academy for residents. Citizens will get up close and personal with a variety of duties carried out by the Sheriff’s Department including community patrols and DUIs, K9 demonstrations, and tactical SWAT team scenarios. Macon County Sheriff Robbie Holland says the sessions…

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