Cops: Man sent to hospital after swallowing bag of meth

A North Carolina man is sent to the ICU after ingesting approximately one gram of methamphetamine. According to a report on file with the Clayton Police Department, late Thursday night, an officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle with a broken windshield driven by Randy Short of Whittier, North Carolina. Assistant Chief of the…

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NC drivers to soon receive Tax & Tag bills

The first combined tag and tax notices will soon arrive in North Carolina mailboxes for bills that are due in July. The new bills will reflect both vehicle property tax information from counties and other taxing jurisdictions, as well as vehicle registration and inspection information. Drivers used to pay for tags and taxes separately. The…

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Davis’ bill would mandate drug tests for welfare applicants

A bill that would require drug testing for applicants to the state’s WorkFirst welfare program is a step closer to becoming law. On Monday night the measure passed the Senate. Senator Jim Davis (R) of Macon County is the bill’s sponsor. “We’re especially concerned about the children of those applicants to make sure that we…

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Open House planned at new Drake training center

Open House planned at new Drake training center

As part of the Macon County Economic Development Commission’s Biz Week residents are invited to tour the new Drake Software Training Center. An open house will be held on Wednesday April 24 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Drake Software Downtown Franklin campus. You can get a tour of this new state-of-the-art training facility (located…

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Duke to consider stream enchance projects in Macon County

If you or your organization has an idea that would benefit local watershed, funds from Duke Energy could help make that project a reality. Proposals are currently being taken by the Riparian Habitat Enhancement Fund Advisory Board—they’re looking for habitat enhancement projects for the watershed and tailwaters of of Duke Energy’s Nantahala Area hydroelectric projects.…

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Two charged with animal neglect

Two Franklin residents were arrested April 3 charged with misdemeanor counts involving a dog that allegedly was not being fed. Macon County Animal Control Director John Hook says he was called to the residence on Mill Creek Road to investigate the reported neglect of a dog, “We were getting calls about a dog not being…

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  • November 13, 2013 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
  • July 31, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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