Four-year sting targets bear poachers in WNC, GA

Four-year sting targets bear poachers in WNC, GA

State and federal wildlife officials in North Carolina and Georgia announced today an undercover operation that involved about 80 wildlife violators and some 980 violations. Primary violations documented by Operation Something Bruin stem from illegal bear hunting but include an array of state wildlife and game law charges. Some suspects could also face federal charges.…

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Police bust three with meth

Franklin Police make three arrests for meth charges in recent days. Reports filed by officers indicate 31-year-old Mitchell Lamar Gerrells, of Clayton, NC, and 33-year-old Amber Leanne Gerrells, of Cashiers, were arrested February 13 each charged with a felony count of possession of meth with intent to sell and deliver. The pair was also charged…

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Trail plan for Nantahala Forest unveiled in Franklin Tuesday night

Trail plan for Nantahala Forest unveiled in Franklin Tuesday night

Around 30 people turned out for the final meeting of the National Forests in North Carolina Trail Strategy Tuesday night at Tartan Hall in Franklin. Forest Service officials formally unveiled the trail plans for the Nantahala and Pisgah Forests that have been two years in the making. “Knowing that we have 4.6 million visitors each…

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Smokies notice visitorship curtailing

The impact of January’s weather events in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is beginning to emerge—park officials report a noticeable decline in visitors for last month. Total visitation for January 2013 was down 1.4 % as compared with January 2012. During January 2013 a total of 265,633 visitors came into the Park as compared…

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Lady Panthers advance to conference tourney final

Tonight the Franklin Lady Panthers will play for the conference tournament championship in basketball against a team they’ve not beaten this year: Pisgah. The Franklin girls won in the second round of the tourney on Tuesday knocking off Tuscola 53-40. The win sets them up for the ultimate rematch with Pisgah who has beaten Franklin…

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Driver charged after injuring child

A 27-year-old Franklin driver was charged after accidentally injuring a 9-year old boy who was waiting on the school bus Monday morning. According to NC State Trooper Tony Hawkins, the accident occurred just after 7 a.m. at the intersection of Highlands Road and Riverbottom Road. The driver, Thomas Colmenares failed to see the young boy…

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  • December 19, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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