WCU working to migitate ‘Heartbleed’ internet security flaw

The Division of Information Technology at Western Carolina University continues to work to mitigate the risk of a significant Internet security bug known as “Heartbleed” on campus computing systems, and will be issuing communication soon to students, faculty and staff regarding additional measures, including the changing of passwords, to ensure the safe usage of campus…

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Town wants to improve stream area at Memorial Park

Erosion and storm water runoff are among the problems creeping to the Crawford Branch that runs through Franklin’s Memorial Park. Town officials are hoping that some grant funds will help them complete a much-needed restoration project to the stream area in the park. At the April meeting of the town board, town manager Warren Cabe…

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Arrest Report

Arrest Report

A Franklin man was due in court Thursday on a charge of felony assault. According to a report filed by Franklin Police, the suspect, 37-year-old Margartio Morales Martinez, of Carolina Mountain Drive, was arrested April 12 and charged with a count of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. He was also charged with…

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Forest visitors urged to be safe near bears this spring

Forest visitors urged to be safe near bears this spring

It’s estimated some 5,000 bears live in the mountains of western North Carolina. State Wildlife Commission officials say they’ve already received a number of bear-related complaints this spring in western North Carolina as bears become active searching for food. The wildlife commission says  bears are not usually aggressive toward people. Spring has arrived, and with…

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NC AG: Tips to avoid home break-ins while on vacation

Planning to travel over Easter weekend, or looking forward to a trip later this summer? Before you leave, take some simple steps to keep your home and belongings safe while you’re away. According to the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office, burglars are always on the lookout for empty houses. Protect yourself by NOT sharing your…

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Quick response saves Clarks Chapel home from fire

Quick response saves Clarks Chapel home from fire

A quick response from a local fire department saves a home in the Clarks Chapel community on Wednesday. Crews from Clarks Chapel Fire and Rescue were called to the fire at 1307 Clarks Chapel Road at approximately 11:00 a.m. after a neighbor reported seeing smoke coming from the home. Fire Chief Matt Mason says the…

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  • October 23, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • October 24, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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