Dirty John shooting range closing for repairs

The Dirty John Shooting Range will be closed starting Nov. 4, 2013 for maintenance. The range will reopen when work is completed or by Nov. 8, whichever comes first. The U.S. Forest Service is adding material to the backstops for the pistol range and the 25-yard line. The popular facility is located in the Nantahala…

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Panthers XC team races to the top of the Western Regionals

Congratulations to the Franklin High School boys cross country team as they win the Western Regional Championship at Freedom High School on Saturday. Three of the Panther runners were named all-region. Now the cross country team is preparing for the State meet coming up Saturday, November 2, in Kernersville.  

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Update: Man found dead had medical condition

A man found dead Saturday morning on Maclor Forest Circle in Franklin was believed to have died from medical-related causes. On Tuesday, the Macon County Sheriff’s office announced that an autopsy conducted by the Medical Examiner revealed the cause of death to be accidental and brought on by a medical condition. Macon County Sheriff Robbie…

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Macon Sheriff’s Office probes dead body discovery

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the discovery of a dead body in a residential area on Saturday. A Jehovah’s Witness, who was going door to door Saturday morning, called 911 at 11:37 a.m. to report the deceased man at a residence on Maclor Forest Circle. The caller described the man “appeared to have…

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Local woman charged with burglary, stealing car

Local woman charged with burglary, stealing car

A 32-year-old Franklin resident is taken into custody charged with a rash of theft-related crimes. The suspect, Nichole Tabitha Queen-Bates, was detained October 23 and charged with multiple felony counts including degree burglary, larceny of a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property, possession of stolen property, and larceny after breaking and entering. The suspect was also…

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Cooper promises to continue challenging Duke Energy rate hikes

Attorney General Roy Cooper is remaining vigilant in his challenges to Duke Energy’s string of rate hikes. Cooper said will appeal a decision last week by the North Carolina Utilities Commission approving higher power bills for Duke Energy customers, a rate hike that was struck down by the state Supreme Court earlier this year. The…

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