Bill to mandate cursive writing in NC schools passed

Students attending public schools in North Carolina will continue to learn cursive writing. Some states are adopting a national standard that omits cursive, but North Carolina lawmakers have passed a bill to ensure it remains in the curriculum. The measure, known as the Back to Basics bill has cleared the House and Senate and now…

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Man charged with DWI after wreck on 28 N

State Troopers say a Franklin man was impaired more than twice the legal limit when he wrecked on Sunday May 26. According to the Bryson City Post of the Highway Patrol, 36-year-old Myson Brown was traveling south on NC 28 around 11:35 a.m. when he crossed the center line and ran off the left side…

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Meth ring busted up, 11 Franklin residents charged

Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies have uncovered a western North Carolina meth trafficking ring involving 19 suspects—11 of which are from Franklin. According to the U.S. District Attorney’s Office, thirteen were charged Wednesday during an early morning round up. The individuals face charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The…

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FHS sends off Class of 2013 tonight

FHS sends off Class of 2013 tonight

Thirteen years ago a group of students started their journey in public schools and now it’s hard to believe they’ll be graduating high school. Two hundred and three Franklin High School students will officially graduate tonight and begin new chapters in college and or the workforce. The class of 2013 will receive their diplomas at…

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Jobless rate in Macon improves

April unemployment numbers show that the jobs picture continues improving in Macon County. The report—just out from the Department of Commerce—says the overall jobless rate dropped in Macon County from 11.3 to 10.2 from March to April. According to that report, 1575 Maconians sought employment in April, out of the county’s workforce of 15,449. The…

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Trustees to oversee county’s abandoned public cemeteries

Trustees to oversee county’s abandoned public cemeteries

A board of trustees will soon have oversight of the currently unknown number of abandoned public cemeteries throughout Macon County. On May 20, the county board of commissioners voted to establish a five-member board of cemetery trustees. According to state law, county commissioners have control of abandoned public cemeteries in their respective counties and are…

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