Hot cars can be deadly to pets

A North Carolina woman’s appearance in court last week on charges after two dogs died in her car serves as an unfortunate reminder to not leave pets unattended in vehicles—especially as the temperatures heat up. The woman, 34-year-old Jennifer King, of Franklinton, allegedly left two dogs in her car for three hours while she shopped.…

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Franklin student becomes 1st from SCC to earn GED under new guidelines

Franklin student becomes 1st from SCC to earn GED under new guidelines

If the new guidelines for preparing to take the GED® seem intimidating, Ruedi Woods has some advice for you. Just show up. A Colorado native who moved to Franklin after dropping out of high school, Woods worked diligently in GED® preparation classes through Southwestern Community College’s educational opportunities program and passed his exam last month.…

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School board takes action on MMS personnel

As the investigation continues into sexting allegations at Macon Middle School, the board of education has taken some disciplinary action. Following an executive session held before the board’s meeting Monday at Nantahala School, it was announced that Paula Anglin,43, the middle school receptionist charged, has been terminated. The board also voted to accept the resignation…

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REACH asks county for $50k toward new shelter

REACH asks county for $50k toward new shelter

County officials will take under consideration a one-time funding request from REACH of Macon County, Inc., for assistance to build a new shelter. Bonnie Peggs, president of the REACH board, came before the Macon County Board of County Commissioners to request a $50,000 donation for the new shelter which helps victims of domestic violence and…

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Arrest Report

Arrest Report

Macon County Sheriff’s Deputies make three felony arrests in recent days related to drugs and child sex crimes. According to reports filed by officers, 21-year-old Charles Andrew Cochran was arrested May 17 and charged with a felony count of manufacturing a schedule VI controlled substance and a felony count of maintaining a dwelling place for…

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‘On the Road, On the Water’ targets impaired drivers this summer

‘On the Road, On the Water’ targets impaired drivers this summer

Staying sober, whether out on the water or driving on the road, is the focus of a campaign launched this week by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. The campaign, known as “On the Road, On the Water, Don’t Drink and Drive”, will work to reduce accidents on the state’s roadways and waterways, which see…

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Community Calendar

  • April 20, 2015 6:00 pmSONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION MEETING
  • April 20, 2015 7:00 pmHOLLY SPRINGS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CLUB MEETING
  • April 23, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • April 24, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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