Group warns of lotto risks

Group warns of lotto risks

News headlines have been peppered with the words Powerball and jackpot over the past several days, and it’s been exciting for the millions who’ve played; however, a family group is warning that playing the lotto doesn’t come without its risks. “There’s a lot of hype surrounding it. It’s the state trying to raise money for…

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More charges filed against burglary suspect

More charges have been filed against a Franklin man arrested earlier this month. Reports filed by the Sheriff’s Office indicate 25-year old Justin Kyle Hodgins is facing an additional felony count of breaking and or entering, and a felony count of larceny. He was also charged with two misdemeanor counts of possession of stolen goods.…

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Local doctor killed in car crash

Local doctor killed in car crash

Memorial Services are set for Saturday for a local doctor killed in a car crash earlier this week. Dr. David Wheeler, age 53, who practiced medicine in the Highlands-Cashiers area, was killed in an automobile accident late Monday night, November 26, in Towns County Ga. Despite a motorcycle accident that left him paralyzed in 1999,…

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Coach Fred Goldsmith shares his story in a new book

Coach Fred Goldsmith shares his story in a new book

After coaching at schools from Duke University to Franklin High School, former football coach Fred Goldsmith has a few stories to tell. Those parts of his life have been revealed in a new book written by Goldsmith and his daughter Kim McDaniel. Goldsmith will be signing copies of his recently released book Comeback Coach at…

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Permit required to collect firewood

Permit required to collect firewood

The U.S. Forest Service is reminding residents who are collecting firewood on National Forest Land that they must have a permit. If you have a permit, you can harvest dead and down trees in the National Forests in North Carolina. You can obtain a permit at the Nantahala Ranger District Office on Sloan Road. A…

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Shoppers showing more confidence, say NC Retailers

Consumer confidence here in North Carolina appears to be perking up after a vigorous weekend of sales following Thanksgiving. The North Carolina Retail Merchants Associations is taking a close look at how much was spent on black Friday and the following days, and according to President Andy Ellen, North Carolinians are spending more. “There’s a…

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