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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Voter ID bill clears NC House

The controversial Voter ID legislation has passed the North Carolina House and now awaits consideration by the Senate. The measure would require voters to supply a photo ID to ensure integrity in the voting process beginning in 2016. Those against it say it will deter voters coming to the polls. State House speaker Thom Tillis…

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More charges filed in pot growing case

More charges filed in pot growing case

A Franklin man arrested Saturday after a pot growing operation was discovered is now facing several new charges. According to reports filed by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office, 36-year-old Cameron Eugene Trice, of Ginger Tree Lane, was charged Monday with felony counts of trafficking opium or heroin, and possession of a controlled substance with intent…

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