Wildlife group cites new concerns for NC’s deer population

Wildlife group cites new concerns for NC’s deer population

More than 1 million deer live in North Carolina and, unless you’re a hunter or wildlife-watcher, your most common concern probably is avoiding them on the roadways.But conservationists say there is a new worry for the deer, which starts with a line-item in the Legislature’s House budget that would place the state Agriculture Department in…

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Man charged with DWI after passenger falls out of car

A Georgia man is facing criminal charges after a passenger falls out of a moving vehicle. According to the Bryson City Post of the Highway Patrol, the incident occurred Saturday evening at approximately 8:05 p.m. on Mulberry Road in Otto. Troopers say 42-year-old Marshal Cope, of Dillard Ga., was traveling East on Mulberry Road, in…

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New primary care physician joins AMC

New primary care physician joins AMC

Angel Medical Center announces the addition of Lawson Hunley, D.O. to its staff of primary care physicians. “We are very pleased that Dr. Hunley has chosen to join our hospital family,” said Paul Alter, Director of Business and Medical Staff Development for Angel Medical Center.  “His addition to our staff of primary care physicians allows…

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24th Lion’s Club scholarship BBQ set for Friday

The Franklin Lion’s Club will continue its mission of helping local students in need get a better education with the annual Fourth of July BBQ. The 24th annual BBQ will be at the Wayne Profitt Agricultural Center beginning at noon on Friday and will last until the evening. Over the years, the Lion’s Club scholarships,…

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Forest Service acts to protect NC native trout

Forest Service acts to protect NC native trout

“Speckled Trout,” “Specks” and “Brookies” are just some of the local nicknames for the brook trout of southern Appalachia. Regardless of the nickname of choice, North Carolinians love their only native trout. Recent scientific studies have shown these beloved fish are distinct from their northern relatives. The southern Appalachian strain of brook trout is genetically…

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More charges in jewelry theft case

More criminal charges have surfaced from a recent investigation of a jewelry theft incident in Franklin. According to arrest reports filed by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect, 35-year-old Tommy Davidson of Franklin, faces additional felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny, and possession of stolen property in addition to misdemeanor counts of larceny…

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