Police Blotter: Woman charged with 33 counts of employee larceny

Police Blotter: Woman charged with 33 counts of employee larceny

A Franklin woman was jailed on Saturday charged with stealing from an employer. A report filed by Franklin Police indicated the suspect, identified as 27-year-old Erica Annette Browning, was charged with 33 felony counts of larceny by employee. Browning was booked into the Macon County Detention Center on a $20,000 bond and is expected in…

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AG Cooper still concerned despite drop in crime rate

There was some good news announced last week as the North Carolina crime rate for 2012 was down—in fact, at its lowest rate since 1976. Attorney General Roy Cooper says the numbers don’t tell the whole story, however, as the index crime rate does include not all reported crimes. “These statistics don’t include meth labs;…

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Walgreens acquires N.C. pharmacy chain Kerr Drug

Representatives from pharmacy brands Walgreens and Kerr Drug announced Tuesday they’ve reached an agreement for Walgreens to acquire certain assets of the North Carolina-based Kerr Drug’s retail drugstores and specialty pharmacy business. The transaction will expand Walgreens’ presence in North Carolina, including many smaller communities, and advance its Well Experience to customers. Details of the…

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60th Macon County Fair opens Wednesday

60th Macon County Fair opens Wednesday

It’s known as the last fair in North Carolina that is purely agricultural, and this week the 60th Macon County Fair comes to the Wayne Profitt Agricultural Center in Franklin. This year’s theme is Diamond Jubilee in honor of the fair’s 60th anniversary. The fair opens to the public on Wednesday, September 11 at 1…

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Macon Public Health begins flu shot campaign this week

Macon Public Health begins flu shot campaign this week

Macon County Public Health will soon begin their fight against the upcoming flu season with a series of seasonal flu vaccination clinics in Franklin and Highlands. This year, seasonal influenza vaccine provides protection against three strains of influenza, including H1N1. The CDC (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a yearly…

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N.C. DMV to assist voters with IDs

The North Carolina DMV says it will begin issuing free photo IDs in January to assist voters with the new election law. Voters will have to present approved identification at the polls beginning in 2016. The DMV says the IDs are 10 dollars, but they will waive the charge for those cannot afford the fee. Marge…

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  • December 25, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • December 26, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • January 1, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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