Fouts gets 30 years for 2nd degree murder

A Macon County man pleads guilty to second degree murder and will serve at least 30 years in prison. On Wednesday, Randy Boyd Fouts, age 46, pleaded guilty in Macon County Superior Court to second degree murder, first degree kidnapping, and first degree burglary. Fouts killed 61-year-old Thomas Larry Ramsey in August 2010—authorities discovered Ramsey’s…

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Mayor, aldermen candidates talk issues with residents

Mayor, aldermen candidates talk issues with residents

Candidates for Franklin aldermen and mayor gathered for their first public forum on Tuesday night at the Macon Bank Corporate Center. All ten aldermen candidates, with the exception of Marshal Henson, and the two mayoral candidates each responded to four different questions on topics including managing infrastructure, economic development, and their vision for Franklin. We…

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Hospice House Foundation begins efforts to raise $1 million

With a $1 million matching grant on the table, the Hospice House Foundation of WNC is beginning efforts to raise the funds to transform their recently acquired property into an in-patient hospice facility. State Employee’s Credit Union announced they would put up $1 million matching funds for the Hospice House Foundation and that has provided…

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Wolfpack Mania comes to Iotla-Valley this evening

Iotla-Valley Elementary invites the community to Wolfpack Mania, a fall festival and fundraiser at the school, Friday evening beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wolfpack Mania promises to be very fun event with all kinds of activities on tap including a potato bar, a nod to the tradition started years ago by Tom Raby at Iotla School.…

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Duke Energy’s latest rate hike approved

Duke Energy customers in western North Carolina can expect electric bills to rise again. On Tuesday, Duke was granted a 4.5 percent rate hike from the N.C. Utilities Commission. This marks the third rate increase since 2009, with a 7.2 percent rate hike for Duke Energy customers being put in place earlier this year. The…

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Sheriff’s Office plans Student Crime Stoppers line

Soon Macon County students will have a discreet way to report bullying and other types of inappropriate activity occurring at school. The Macon County Sheriff’s Office will soon launch Student Crime Stoppers as a service to local students—it will work in much the same way the community-based crime stoppers does. Macon County Sheriff Robbie Holland…

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  • November 13, 2013 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
  • July 24, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • July 24, 2014 6:30 pmVACATION BIBLE SCHOOL @ EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
  • July 25, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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