Cold for a Cause: A win for Carenet

Cold for a Cause: A win for Carenet

The idea of a local man combined with some big community support results in a boost for local food pantry Carenet. The 2014 Cold for a Cause took place over the weekend, when Franklin resident Patrick Jenkins spent 48 hours out in the cold to raise awareness of those in need. During his two days…

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Mayor’s town hall meetings questioned

Franklin mayor Bob Scott is ready to lend an ear to Macon County residents who have ideas or concerns to share. Scott campaigned on hosting a series of town hall meetings, which would create an open forum for residents to talk with him. The informal meetings would take place outside the board’s regularly scheduled meetings—and…

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New technology proving effective in uncovering N.C. meth labs

A record number of meth labs were discovered last year in North Carolina—and state law enforcement officials are crediting a new technology. The National Precursor Log Exchange, also known as N-Plex, tracks who is buying meth’s main ingredient, pseudoephedrine. Assistant Deputy Director with the SBI Van Shaw says the new system provides key leads in…

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More than a dozen impaired drivers arrested in Macon County during Booze It & Lose It

More than a dozen impaired drivers arrested in Macon County during Booze It & Lose It

According to the Governor’s Highway Safety Program, the Holiday Booze and Lose It traffic campaign resulted in nearly 500 traffic and criminal violations on Macon County roads. State and local law enforcement agencies teamed up and increase patrols and enforcement on the state’s roads during the initiative which spanned from December 13 to January 5.…

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Town board split over new committees

In their first meeting of the year, there has already been some dissent among the new look board of Franklin aldermen. The issue: new committees proposed for town board members. Specifically, the new committees or liaisons, would serve East Franklin School and recreation At the board’s January 6 meeting, Mayor Scott brought the issue to…

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Gunshots startle citizens, man arrested

Gunshots startle citizens, man arrested

Some late night gun shots Friday lead to the arrest of a Franklin man. A call to 911 reported a gunshot near a Macon County residence, in the Cartoogechaye community, and then a knock at the door. Sheriff’s Deputies were en route when another shot was reportedly fired. Officers arrived and found a man, identified…

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  • November 27, 2014 12:00 pmCOMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER
  • November 27, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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  • December 4, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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