New technology proving effective in uncovering N.C. meth labs

A record number of meth labs were discovered last year in North Carolina—and state law enforcement officials are crediting a new technology. The National Precursor Log Exchange, also known as N-Plex, tracks who is buying meth’s main ingredient, pseudoephedrine. Assistant Deputy Director with the SBI Van Shaw says the new system provides key leads in…

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More than a dozen impaired drivers arrested in Macon County during Booze It & Lose It

More than a dozen impaired drivers arrested in Macon County during Booze It & Lose It

According to the Governor’s Highway Safety Program, the Holiday Booze and Lose It traffic campaign resulted in nearly 500 traffic and criminal violations on Macon County roads. State and local law enforcement agencies teamed up and increase patrols and enforcement on the state’s roads during the initiative which spanned from December 13 to January 5.…

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Town board split over new committees

In their first meeting of the year, there has already been some dissent among the new look board of Franklin aldermen. The issue: new committees proposed for town board members. Specifically, the new committees or liaisons, would serve East Franklin School and recreation At the board’s January 6 meeting, Mayor Scott brought the issue to…

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Gunshots startle citizens, man arrested

Gunshots startle citizens, man arrested

Some late night gun shots Friday lead to the arrest of a Franklin man. A call to 911 reported a gunshot near a Macon County residence, in the Cartoogechaye community, and then a knock at the door. Sheriff’s Deputies were en route when another shot was reportedly fired. Officers arrived and found a man, identified…

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Insurers file for 26 percent hike for Macon County homeowners

Homeowner’s insurance writers are seeking higher rates for homeowners in North Carolina. On January 3, the N.C. Rate Bureau filed new rate requests, on behalf of insurers, with the department of insurance asking for an average rate hike of 25.3 percent, varying by territory. Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Jackson and Macon Counties would see a 25.9…

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Carenet seeking volunteers

From filing backpacks for the backpack program to working in the food pantry, local food ministry Carenet says they need volunteers now more than ever. After distributing over 410,000 pounds of food in 2013, Carenet Director Shaina Adkins says lots of opportunities are available for interested volunteers. “We wanting to meet the need in this…

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  • November 13, 2013 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
  • July 26, 2014 10:00 am49TH ANNUAL MACON COUNTY GEMBOREE
  • July 31, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • August 1, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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