Bill would make 911 misuse more serious crime

Misusing the 911 system could become a more serious crime in North Carolina. On Wednesday, a bill passed the state House that would stiffen the penalties for those calling 911 to make prank calls—the measure was introduced by Representative John Faircloth of Guilford County. “It is a true emergency system and a call to that…

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FHS softball advances to round 3 of state playoffs

The Franklin Lady Panther softball team heads back to the third round of the state playoffs hosting Fred T. Foard on Friday. The girls knocked off South Point on the road Tuesday 7-6. Franklin comes into Friday’s game with a 15-5 record. Fred T. Foard is 22-4. First pitch for the third round playoff game…

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WNC biz recruiter targeted for deep cuts

WNC biz recruiter targeted for deep cuts

A measure passed by the North Carolina Senate could dissolve a long-standing economic effort to attract business and industry to the mountains. The bill would cut $1 million in public funding to AdvantageWest, the regional economical development partnership serving 23 western counties including Macon. Since 1994, AdvantageWest has focused on marketing the western mountains to…

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Catamounts bring sports, new energy to Franklin

Catamounts bring sports, new energy to Franklin

Representatives from Western Carolina University’s Athletics Program took their show on the road as the Catamounts Unite tour stopped in Franklin Tuesday night at the Blue Ridge Roadhouse. These series of stops are part of an effort to revamp WCU athletics under the new leadership in Cullowhee. We spoke with Western Carolina Athletic Director Randy…

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Patrons of Cashiers restaurant may have been exposed to Hepatitis A

A report of an isolated case of Hepatitis A is being investigated by Jackson County health officials. They say the virus is suspected in an employee at the High Hampton Inn restaurant in Cashiers. As a precaution, Jackson County Public health asks people who ate at High Hampton Inn from April 26-29 or May 1,…

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