New shooting range approved east of Hayesville

The U.S. Forest Service announced that it has approved construction of a new shooting range in Clay County on the Tusquitee Ranger District, Nantahala National Forest. District Ranger Lauren Stull recently approved a proposal to construct an outdoor shooting range on national forest lands approximately nine miles east of Hayesville, N.C. Since 2010, the Forest…

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School board, county discuss ways to bring teachers back

School board, county discuss ways to bring teachers back

Budget discussions between the board of county commissioners and Macon county school board continued Tuesday during a work session. Current funding and budget allocations have led the school system to cut around 30 teaching (first-year, probationary, and lateral entry) positions they say are much needed. Without a fund balance and a budget cut to the…

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Man arrested after altercation leaves Macon Officer injured

Man arrested after altercation leaves Macon Officer injured

An altercation on Horseshoe Ridge Road Wednesday afternoon leaves one Macon County officer injured and a Franklin man behind bars facing several charges. Macon County Sheriff Robbie Holland explains an officer was attempting to serve arrest warrants for failure to appear on 34-year-old William Dale Sheffield of Franklin, when he began resisting. Holland says Sheffield…

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Memorial Service announced for former Highlands coach

A local memorial service has been announced for former Highlands School basketball coach Butch Smart who passed away May 22 in his hometown of Ruston, Louisiana after a 12 year battle with cancer. There was a funeral and burial service that took place there on May 24th. His wife Judy and daughter Stephanie wanted to…

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Police seek suspect in Ingles burglary

Franklin Police are looking for a suspect they say broke into the Ingles on Palmer Street and made off when an undisclosed amount of money. According to SGT. Steve Apel the incident occurred in the early morning hours Wednesday. The suspect allegedly disabled the lock to the store, entered, and then replaced the lock to…

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Small earthquake hits near Cowee Mountain

Small earthquake hits near Cowee Mountain

A minor earthquake shook parts of Franklin early this morning. According to the US Geological Survey, a 2.5 earthquake hit about 7 miles west of Cullowhee at approximately 6 a.m. Local residents report feeling the shake and hearing a loud boom, some thinking it was thunder.  

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