NC Attorney General announces changes to school crisis plans

Schools in North Carolina should expect a change in their critical response plans—this according to Attorney General Roy Cooper who said the plans are changing following the recent shooting incidents across the country. “We hope and pray that such a shooting never happens in North Carolina but we owe to our kids, to the parents…

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Arrest Report

Franklin Police make a felony drug arrest following a routine traffic stop September 7. Arrest reports filed by officers indicate Kyle Zackery Johnson, age 22, of Franklin, was detained and charged with felony count of possession of meth and a felony count of possession of a schedule IV controlled substance with intent to manufacture sell…

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Over 450 cited in Macon during Labor Day traffic crackdown

State transportation officials say the roads in North Carolina were made safer thanks to officers’ efforts during the recent Labor Day Booze It and Lose It campaign. Locally, over 450 traffic and criminal violations were handed out on Macon County roads during the traffic safety initiative which spanned August 17 through September 3. According to…

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Two locals charged with DWI following accidents

On Friday the North Carolina Highway Patrol responded to two single-vehicle accidents that ended with drivers injured and facing criminal charges. The first occurred at 7:28 p.m. on the West Old Murphy Road. According to the Bryson City Post of the Highway Patrol, 44-year old Richard Parker, of Franklin was traveling North in a 1995…

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Pair jailed for growing marijuana

Two men from Franklin are expected to appear in court later this month on charges of growing pot. Macon County Deputies arrested 45-year old Tony Calloway Burch and 58-year old Johnny Allen Burch on September 7, arrest reports say. Both have been charged with felony counts of manufacturing marijuana and were arrested without incident. Tony…

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Maconian inducted in Livestock Hall of Fame

Maconian inducted in Livestock Hall of Fame

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler inducted two new members into the N.C. Mountain State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame during a ceremony held Friday at the Western N.C. Agricultural Center. The inductees were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the livestock shows at the Mountain State Fair. This year’s inductees were Mike Stiles of Cherokee County…

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Community Calendar

  • November 28, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • December 4, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • December 5, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • December 11, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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