Franklin attorney arrested for violating protective order

A local attorney currently on probation has been arrested again. William Robert Shilling, a Department of Social Services lawyer, was arrested July 22 charged with a misdemeanor count of violating a domestic violence protective order. According to an arrest warrant, the 51-year-old Shilling is accused of pulling up next to his estranged wife at the…

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NC gains 5700 jobs in June

The unemployment rate in North Carolina did not change last month—this according to figures just released from the state commerce department. The jobless rate remained at 8.8 percent, but Larry Parker with the Department of Commerce says, employment officials remain optimistic. “You want to look at where we’ve been over the last year. We have…

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Panthers picked to win conference

In a little more than a month, the 2013 North Carolina high school football season kicks off, and mountain coaches are picking Franklin to win the conference. One reason the Panthers are favorites is the team will bring back 10 starters on offense including stand-out back Marquel Manning. Manning has also been named the Western…

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Franklin’s Folk Fest keeps heritage alive

Franklin’s Folk Fest keeps heritage alive

Some afternoon rain didn’t dampen the spirits of festival-goers and exhibitors at the 10th annual Franklin Folk Festival held Saturday. This year the event, showcasing the story of Macon County and its heritage during the turn of the century, was co-sponsored by the Folk Heritage Association of Macon County and the Franklin Main Street Program.…

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Fire torches shop on Echo Valley Road

A mechanic garage in Franklin was hit by fire Saturday night—and at this time—investigators are still trying to determine what might have sparked it. Firemen from Franklin Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the shop, owned by Southern Towing, at 144 Echo Valley Road, around 10:30 p.m. Justin Setser with Franklin Fire says crews discovered…

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Macon lands federal funds to protect endangered species

Macon County will receive a $142,500 grant from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to add additional protect to endangered species. The grant is part of $20 million in funds that are being distributed across 20 states. The money for Macon County is earmarked to help protect the habitat for the Spotfin Chub, Littlewing Pearlymussel,…

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