Gun Range, budget on agenda for Aldermen

The town of Franklin board of aldermen holds its regular monthly meeting tonight beginning at 7 p.m. at town hall. The town’s budget proposal for the coming fiscal year will be presented this evening in addition to other business including consideration of Tourism Development Authority appointments, a discussion of banners and liability insurance for festivals…

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Response good at “Drive-Thru” prayer service

Response good at “Drive-Thru” prayer service

A number of events in Franklin marked the annual National Day of Prayer on Thursday. A group of churches in downtown Franklin joined to offer a “Drive-Thru” prayer service at the corner of Harrison and West Main Streets Thursday morning. “This was an opportunity to get outside our walls as a church and reach out…

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Bill to fund more School Resource Officers moves through legislature

A 34 million dollar proposal to heighten security measures at schools in North Carolina has been passed by the State House. State Representative Bryan Holloway, of Stokes County, explains this plan will place more resource officers in schools, “It lets anyone who has law enforcement background, a former deputy, police officer, or retired military, come…

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Arrest Report

A 53-year-old local man is taken into custody by Franklin Police charged with burglary. On April 24, reports filed by officers indicate, Wilburn Wesley Holt, of Franklin was charged with felony counts of burglary, larceny, and possession of stolen goods. Holt was arrested after a witness told authorities they saw a man apparently breaking into…

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Improvement shown in Macon’s jobless rate

March unemployment numbers for Macon County showed some improvement over February—this according to the latest report of out from the North Carolina Department of Commerce. The jobless rate dropped by over a percent in Macon County from 12. 5 in February to 11.4 percent in March. The improved rate translated to 1,722 Maconians who were…

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Local volunteers sought for cancer prevention study

You have the power to help save lives by participating in the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3! They are inviting men and women, 30-65 years of age, who have never been diagnosed with cancer to join this historic study. The purpose of CPS-3 is to better understand factors that cause or prevent cancer and…

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  • August 21, 2014 9:00 amSMOKY MOUNTAIN VETERAN STAND DOWN
  • August 21, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • August 22, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • August 26, 2014 6:30 pmLADIES NIGHT OUT
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