Franklin man charged with trafficking cocaine

A 26-year-old Franklin man was arrested August 7 on a string of charges including trafficking cocaine. Reports filed by Macon County Deputies indicate that the suspect Alvin Sharriod Anderson has been charged with a felony count of trafficking in cocaine, four felony counts of selling cocaine, and felony counts of maintaining a dwelling for a…

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Town changes ordinance to manage sweepstakes sites

If sweepstakes establishments ever become legal again in North Carolina, they’ll face tougher restrictions if they want to set up in the town of Franklin. Town aldermen passed a change unanimously to the Unified Development Ordinance that defines electronic machines and sweepstakes games, and also regulates where they can locate. A public hearing was held…

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Despite last minute outcry, Gov. signs voter legislation

In light of  opposition from civil groups and the attorney general, Governor Pat McCrory signed the sweeping election reform bill into law on Monday. The measure will require voters to show a photo ID before voting, ends same-day registration, and shortens the early voting period. Now—civil lawsuits are being filed in federal court challenging the…

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Franklin’s BBQ fest well attended

Franklin’s BBQ fest well attended

The rainy weekend weather didn’t discourage visitors to the 5th annual Mountain High BBQ and Car Show held this past weekend at the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center. According to Cindy Cavender, one of the organizers of the annual event sponsored by the Franklin Chamber of Commerce, there was a great turnout for the festival. Cavender…

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Town offers a second look at water needs

Discussions are moving ahead about expanding the town of Franklin’s infrastructure to meet future water needs in town. A new report on projected water demand was presented to aldermen at their August 5 meeting by town planner Derek Roland. Roland explained this report, compiled by a local committee, had been in the works since January…

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WNC officers receive school resource training

WNC officers receive school resource training

A dozen law enforcement officers from five area counties, including Macon, participated in the first basic school resource officer training offered by Southwestern Community College from July 29-Aug. 2 at SCC’s Jackson Campus. The training was coordinated by Curtis Dowdle, SCC’s dean of public safety training. Due to unfortunate events in places like Newtown, Conn.,…

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