Commissioner Haven’s eligibility to represent District II challenged

Commissioner Haven’s eligibility to represent District II challenged

A Macon County Commissioner’s residency and eligibility to seek re-election are now in question after a challenged filed with the board of elections. On March 3, Charles V. Nichols, of Porter Street, filed a challenge of candidacy against county commissioner Ron Haven, who represents District II Franklin. The challenge cites a resolution passed in 1976…

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Two charged in recent string of burglaries

Macon County Sheriff’s Office detectives have arrested two individuals for crimes related to various break-ins. Frank Anthony Mercado, age 27, and Leroy Shane Lee, age 32, both of Franklin, now face multiple charges including felony breaking and entering of multiple homes. Both suspects remain in the Macon County Detention center. Detectives with the MCSO and…

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County to invest in practice fields

County to invest in practice fields

With plans of a multi-million dollar recreation complex in the works, some county leaders say the existing practice fields are still needed—and they are in bad shape. At a recent county commission meeting, county officials approved spending $7,500 to improve four of the practice baseball fields located at Macon County schools. Such improvements will be…

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Macon Sheriff set for primary election

Macon County voters can expect a primary election in a couple of months for the office of Sheriff. Republican candidate Bryan Eugene Carpenter filed to run against incumbent Sheriff Robbie Holland on February 28, which was the final day to declare candidacy. No Democratic candidates filed for Sheriff, so this means voters will decide on…

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Former coach sentenced for child sex crimes

Former coach sentenced for child sex crimes

A Franklin resident formerly involved in local youth sports will spend the next 33 to 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to child sex crimes. Christopher Lee Burk was sentenced Friday in court to the prison term to be served at the N.C. Department of Corrections. According to a statement from the Macon County…

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Aldermen to meet tonight

The town of Franklin Board of Aldermen will meet this evening at 7 p.m. for their regular March meeting at town hall. Among the items on tonight’s town agenda include a presentation from Chief Michelle Hicks and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, updated discussions on the town gazebo plans, an update from the North…

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  • January 29, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • January 30, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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