School Board formally opposes teacher tenure law

The Macon County Board of Education is sending a message to state lawmakers that they do not support the plan to end career status for teachers. The plan, known as the Appropriations Act, would effectively eliminate career status for all teachers by July 1, 2018. It also requires districts to offer 25 percent of its…

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Residents can submit gazebo designs at first town hall meeting

The League of Women Voters and Venture Local Franklin will host the initial Community Town Hall Discussion Series on March 31st from 6-8pm at Tartan Hall. The goal of this first discussion is to bring together ideas concerning the design and use of the gazebo property. It is our hope to have elected officials, designers,…

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Fire department offering free smoke alarm installations

Fire department offering free smoke alarm installations

  Franklin Fire and Rescue is beginning a proactive mission to ensure Franklin area homes are better prepared in the event of a fire. Thanks to a grant from the North Carolina Department of Insurance, the fire department has been awarded new smoke alarms and will be working to make sure they are installed properly…

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Healthcare deadline nears

North Carolinians have less than a week left to enroll in medical insurance under the Affordable Care Act. So far, some 200,000 people have signed up in the Tar Heel State – well above the anticipated number of people who would take advantage of the policies available at Healthcare.gov. There are trained “navigators” available throughout…

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Arrest Report

Arrest Report

A 24-year-old Franklin man was taken into custody on March 17 on a charge of habitual breaking and or entering. Derek Gene Camp was arrested by Sheriff’s Deputies on the felony charge. He was booked into the Detention Center on a $4,000 bond and is due in court May 19. Macon County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested…

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More than 100 cited on Macon roads during March Booze It & Lose It

More than 100 drivers were cited on Macon County roads during the recent St. Patrick’s Day Booze It and Lose It Campaign conducted by state and local law enforcement. The traffic safety crackdown ran from March 14 through March 17 when officers stepped up patrols and held checkpoints across the state. In Macon County, two…

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  • October 30, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • October 31, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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