Dowdle Mtn-Siler Road round-a-bout to open Monday

The NCDOT has announced the round-a-bout project on Dowdle Mountain Road will be open to traffic beginning Monday, August 20, at 7 a.m. To make the transition to the new traffic pattern flow smoothly, the DOT will close a portion of Dowdle Mountain Road near the round-a-bout beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, August 17. Traffic…

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Officers make additional sex offender compliance arrest

Another arrest has been made by the Sheriff’s Office on violations of the sex offender compliance laws. On August 13, 40-year old James Elmer Giles, Jr. of Franklin was arrested without incident and charged with a felony count of failure to register as a sex offender. His bond was set at $7,500 and he is…

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August StreetFest in downtown tonight

August StreetFest in downtown tonight

Downtown Franklin will come alive after hours this evening with second StreetFest on Main of the year. The event, going on from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight is joint effort of Venture Local Franklin and downtown merchants. We spoke with Matt Bateman with Venture Local Franklin and he says to expect lots of live music…

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Local 4-H’er heads to Raleigh to talk youth issues

Youth from all across North Carolina will be in Raleigh this weekend for the annual Youth Summit as part of the North Carolina Association of County’s Commissioner’s Conference. The conference is a partnership of the Association of Commissioners, NC State and the 4-H Youth Development Council. Over the past two years, teens ages 14-19 have…

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Chamber announces BBQ fest winners

The Franklin Chamber of Commerce says last weekend’s Mountain High BBQ Festival & Car Show proved to be a tremendous success and a great time for all. “We were overwhelmed with the turnout, especially on Saturday. We appreciate all the local folks who came to support the event, “ said Cindy Cavendar with the Franklin…

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Guilty plea made in S.C. assault case involving Franklin man

(by Dick Mangrum, WGOG-FM) The first of a half dozen men arrested in a South Carolina restaurant parking lot crime involving a Franklin man earlier this year has seen his case resolved in the court of General Sessions. A plea of guilt to a reduced charge of assault and battery netted Montrez O’brian Jones a…

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