Update: Skirmish ends with fatal stabbing, arrest

A local man is dead and one person is behind bars after a fatal stabbing in Franklin Sunday afternoon. The incident occurred just after 1 p.m. at a mobile home on 21 Kirkland Road. Witnesses say a fight broke out between 31-year-old Adam Lee Hensley and Larry Nelson Wilt. When officers with the Macon County…

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Document filed challenging Gary Shields’ ability to seek District II office

The 2014 election season is just underway and now a second candidate for Macon County Commissioner is having his residency questioned. On March 6, District II registered voter Vic Drummond filed a challenge to candidacy that questions the residence of District II County Commission candidate Gary Shields. Drummond’s challenge states that based upon reasonable suspicion…

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Macon County shows up well in Young Author Writing Project

Macon County shows up well in Young Author Writing Project

A group of Macon County students and teachers got some special recognition for being among the best “young authors” in North Carolina. The school board recently recognized these state winners for their efforts in the North Carolina Reading Association’s Young Author Writing Project. Macon County was allowed to submit 20 entries into the contest and…

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N.C. reports additional flu deaths

The number of flu-associated death has risen in North Carolina. State health officials now say 84 people have died from the flu this season. Some new research is showing that building immunity to the flu may go beyond this year’s flu shot. Dr. Micah McClain, an infectious diseases expert at Duke University Medical Center, says…

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Meadows proposes day to honor first responders

Meadows proposes day to honor first responders

Representative Mark Meadows (NC-11) has introduced a House resolution to annually designate October 28th as “Honoring the Nation’s First Responders Day” and a national holiday. The western North Carolina Congressman said in a news statement, “The idea for this commemorative day came directly from a constituent of the 11th District. He believes, like I do,…

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Franklin, Bandys to battle for Western Regional Championship

The Franklin Lady Panther basketball team is heading back to UNC-Greensboro’s Fleming Gymnasium to play for the Western Regional Championship Saturday afternoon. The Franklin girls pulled off a thrilling win Tuesday in the fourth round against East Rutherford and are now preparing to take on Bandys High School tomorrow. The Lady Panthers are 24-3 on…

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