Overdose prevention bill passes NC Senate

Legislation that takes aim at a deadly trend in North Carolina recently passed the NC Senate 50-0. SB20, Good Samaritan Law/Naloxone Access, was introduced as a way to decrease drug overdose deaths in North Carolina, which have tripled in the past decade. Last year over 1100 North Carolinians lost their lives to an overdose, while…

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Three SC residents charged with stealing metal press from Highlands

Three are arrested after allegedly dragging a machine weighing approximately 1500 pounds down the roadway from North Carolina into Georgia. On March 2nd, deputies with the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office noticed drag marks on the pavement behind vehicle with a flat tire on Highway 28 just south of the North Carolina line. The investigation led…

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Abanonded home near Trimont School burns down

A fire that torched an abandoned home near Trimont Christian Academy Tuesday night is being investigated. According to Franklin Fire and Rescue Chief Warren Cabe, the fire department was dispatched to the blaze at 98 Promise Lane at approximately 11:45 p.m. “Upon our arrival the structure was fully involved in fire. The building was basically…

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County adopts oversight board for Cowee School project

As work continues on the Macon County Heritage Center at The Historic Cowee School, county commissioners approved an 8-member oversight board for the project. At their meeting Tuesday, commissioners voted unanimously to adopt the board which consists of Eric Mohberg, Henry Fouts, Betty Waldroop, Bill Dyer, Margaret Ramsey, Bobby Kuppers, Robert Shook, and Sherrie Peeler.…

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Woman charged after collision with utility pole

A 39-year-old Franklin woman is facing charges after colliding with a utility pole on West Main Street. According to a report filed by Franklin Police, officers were called out to accident involving Brandy Joe Charles on Sunday. Charles was driving a Jeep Patriot when she struck a utility pole and overturned. The woman was charged…

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NC Officials to unveil statewide school safety plan

A new statewide school safety plan for North Carolina is expected to be released this week. One of the leaders on developing a new safety plans for schools is Kieran Shanahan, Governor McCrory’s new Public Safety Secretary. Details of the plan haven’t been announced yet, but Shanahan says it will be key to partner with…

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