Swain County Sheriff Releases Statement on Schools Being Locked Down

From Swain County Sheriff, Curtis Cochran: “On Thursday (2/22/2018) at approximately 7:10 am Swain County deputies along with surrounding agencies and other state, local and federal agencies responded to the Swain County High School in response to a social media threat that was sent to the principals cell phone. There were approximately 40 officers that were dispatched to the High […]

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Commissioners Commit to SCC Burn Building Construction

At their February meeting, the Macon County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to make a commitment to Southwestern Community College for their project to construct the new SCC Public Safety Department burn building. For over two years, since the existing old burn building was deemed unsafe by engineers due to structural deficiencies, county leaders have been in discussions about the […]

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Franklin Town Council Votes to Rename Bridge

At the February meeting of the Franklin Town Council, city officials unanimously voted to petition the North Carolina Department of Transportation to officially name the bridge over the Little Tennessee River on Wells Grove Road back to the original name, “The Phillips Bridge.” The Macon County Historical Society made the request to the town council to name the bridge. The […]

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Community Paramedic Program Wins State Award

At the February meeting of the Macon County Board of Commissioners, the county’s community paramedic program was presented with a state award for their outstanding service to the citizens of Macon County. On behalf of the Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS), North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Mary Edwards presented the Ewald B. Busse Award to […]

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First Annual Night to Shine a Major Success

Franklin’s first annual Night to Shine was truly an unforgettable evening for 99 men and women from Macon County and surrounding communities. Participants aged 14 through 86 years old walked down a red carpet to enter a magical venue at Bloemsma Barn where they danced the night away under the sparkle and glitter of the evening. Night to Shine is […]

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Macon County Compensated for Bishop Embezzlement

Nearly two years after the former director of Macon County Board of Elections, Kimberly Michelle Bishop of Franklin, was sentenced for embezzling public funds, Macon County has received $67,705.06 from a claim paid by the North Carolina Risk Pool. After a closed session of the Macon County of Board of Commissioners following last night’s regular meeting of the board, County […]

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Town of Franklin Declares February as “Hunger Awareness Month”, 30 Hour Famine Taking Place Next Week

At the request of youth from the First United Methodist Church, the Franklin Town Council unanimously approved a proclamation declaring February as Hunger Awareness Month at the recent regular meeting of the board. Through the proclamation, the Town of Franklin encourages all residents of Macon County to help address hunger by supporting the upcoming 30 Hour Famine by donating food […]

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