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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Kilby pleads not guilty

Lowanda “Peanut” Kilby, former director of a Rabun County, Ga. animal shelter, pleaded not guilty to all charges on Wednesday during an arraignment. Kilby is accused of ordering euthanizations on dogs that people sponsored financially to keep alive. This “Lucky Dog” program was shutdown after being exposed by an Atlanta news investigation in 2012. Earlier…

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Angel announces plans for outpatient center

Angel announces plans for outpatient center

Angel Medical Center is announcing plans for a major expansion of facilities with a new medical services building. Hospital officials say the new 25,000-square-foot facility will significantly increase access to outpatient services for Macon County and surrounding communities. It will be located adjacent to Angel Medical Center in Franklin and will feature a state-of-the-art cancer…

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Local weaver to receive prestigious Heritage Award from governor

Local weaver to receive prestigious Heritage Award from governor

A Jackson County woman is among five North Carolinians who will receive the state’s prestigious Heritage Award next May. Governor Pat McCrory announced that Susan Morgan Leveille, of Dillsboro, will be a 2014 North Carolina Heritage Award recipient. Leveille has become renowned for her weaving after she first sat at a loom to weave at…

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School board hopes to clear confusion on gun law

It appears the Macon County Board of Education will not try to counter a state law that permits locked concealed guns in locked vehicles on school grounds. At the board meeting Monday night, school board attorney John Henning recommended the board not attempt to pass a local ban that would override the law in Macon…

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Town decides on nonprofit funding requests

The Franklin town board met Monday night to consider funding requests from a dozen Franklin-based nonprofit groups. The board voted to fund each group, but not for the amounts they had requested. According to Summer Woodard, with the town of Franklin,each organization’s request was cut. Nonprofits collectively requested $68,829.25, but only received $40,000. Each year…

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  • November 13, 2013 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
  • July 31, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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