Candidates begin filing for 2014 elections

Macon County voters will decide on several key public offices this year and as the election filing period opened Monday, there was a strong showing from incumbents. According to the Board of Elections, as of Tuesday, Macon County Sheriff Robbie Holland filed for re-election, in addition to County Commissioner Ronnie Beale, County Commissioner Jim Tate…

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Two busted for child sex crimes

Two busted for child sex crimes

Child sex charges stemming from two separate incidents land two local men behind bars over the weekend. On Friday, Macon County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 86-year-old Donald Muncey, of Franklin for indecent liberties against children. Muncey, a registered sex offender, was arrested after a local family contacted authorities, says Macon County Sheriff Robbie Holland, “The family…

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Little League registration open

Little League registration open

 Signups for the 2014 Spring Season of Franklin Little League Baseball are underway now through Sunday, February 23. There are three ways to register. You can register online at www.fllbb.org, attend the signup day at Mountainview Intermediate on February 15 at 10 a.m., or drop by the Community Building during regular business hours. Ages for…

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Watch upgraded to Winter Storm Warning

Watch upgraded to Winter Storm Warning

A Winter Storm Warning takes will be in effect at 6 p.m. tonight for Macon and surrounding counties. Forecasters say another round of moisture is moving into the area and will combine with cold air for possible heavy snowfall early Wednesday morning. Accumulation totals will vary throughout Macon County, but the latest model from the…

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Woman killed in wreck Friday

An 83-year-old Franklin woman has died from injuries sustained in a two-car accident Friday morning. According to North Carolina State Trooper Brandon Padgett, the victim, Evelyn Brendle Mashburn attempted to make a turn onto Kirkland Road off of U.S. 23 in a Mercury car when she was struck by a northbound Mercury Grand Marquis driven…

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Town turns down offer on old town hall property

Town turns down offer on old town hall property

Town leaders say a recent bid to purchase the old town hall property on West Main Street isn’t in the ball park. At their February meeting, Franklin Aldermen reviewed and denied the offer from Lazy Hiker, LLC in the amount of $200,000. The last appraisal, conducted in May 2013, valued the property at $725,000. “As…

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