Duke Energy offers deep discounts on LED lights

Duke Energy is offering customers in western North Carolina some deep discounts on energy-efficient light bulb online at their new savings store. Available at www.duke-energy.com/savingsstore, the store offers ENERGY STAR®-qualified compact fluorescent light (CFL) and light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs that cost up to 92 percent less than the everyday retail price. The Duke Energy Savings…

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County to decide on manager Tuesday

After a second round of interviews with the two candidates for the Macon County manager position, commissioners say they’ll make a decision on Tuesday, November 26. County Commissioners held the follow-up interviews on Monday, but county chairman Kevin Corbin says they need more time to make a final choice. “All five commissioners asked questions and…

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Franklin’s Henson to sign with Lenior Rhyne

A member of the Franklin Lady Panthers basketball team plans to compete at the college level next year. Franklin High School announced that senior Sarah Henson will sign with Lenior Rhyne University this week to play basketball. A special signing ceremony is planned on Wednesday afternoon at the FHS gym at 2:40 p.m.  

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N.C. insurance commissioner asks insurers not to cancel plans

The Federal government is now saying you can keep your healthcare plan for another year if it was cancelled due to the healthcare reform, but a state leader says he’s taking extra steps to ensure North Carolinians can actually do that. This week, North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin called on insurance companies to help…

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Smokies explain Elk euthanization

Many have questions after an Elk was put down by Great Smoky Mountain Park Officials. The park released a news statement Monday saying, last Friday, park wildlife biologists made the difficult decision to euthanize an elk. The decision to euthanize an animal of any kind in the park is never made lightly. Elk are iconic…

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Arrest Report

Arrest Report

A Franklin man was arrested on Saturday on numerous theft-related charges. According to a report filed by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office, 28-year-old Joshua Ray Fitch was charged with a felony count of obtaining property by false pretenses. He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of larceny, possession of stolen property, and injury to trees/crops/land.…

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