Local man hurt after car wreck on Rose Creek

A single-car accident early Sunday morning leaves a Franklin man seriously injured. According to the Bryson City Post of the Highway Patrol, the accident involving 20-year old Dalton Andrew Drinnon happened around 5 a.m. on Rose Creek Road. Troopers say Drinnon was traveling south on Rose Creek in a 1998 Ford pick-up when he ran off the right side of […]

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IRS program could help those behind on taxes

The IRS wants taxpayers to know they are willing to help those in certain situations who are behind on their taxes. The IRS program known as Fresh Start is being expanded and could help you if you owe taxes and are in a financial hardship says Mark Hanson with the IRS Greensboro Office, “As an agency, we have the ability […]

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Town’s loan for new ABC store rejected

It appears that the controversial new ABC store in Franklin may not happen after all. Town Manager Sam Greenwood announced Tuesday that the town’s loan application to BB&T to finance the $1.25 million store in the new Walmart Supercenter Plaza was denied. Manager Greenwood’s memo stated the loan was turned down because of the term being at 20 years and […]

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School board mulls social media policy for district

Should teachers communicate with their students on social media sites such as Facebook? That’s a question on the minds of the Macon County School Board. On Thursday, the board discussed a potential policy for the school district that would set guidelines for how teachers and other school employees use social media. Macon County Schools Personnel Director Dan Moore told the […]

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State Trooper Jeff Pruett to retire after 26 years

A long-time member of the North Carolina Highway Patrol who has served in Macon County for over 26 years will finish his career as a State Trooper this month. Trooper Robert Jeff Pruett will retire from the Highway Patrol on Tuesday, July 31. Trooper Pruett has served the citizens of Macon County and North Carolina since January 1986. Pruett was […]

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Arrest Report

A 56-year old Franklin man was taken into custody by Macon County Sheriff’s Deputies on felony assault charges. Arrest reports filed by officers indicate John Jeffery Magee is facing two felony counts of assault on a handicapped person. The charges stem from an incident in Jackson County. Magee turned himself into the Macon County Sheriff’s Office on July 22. He […]

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An evening of music, art and poetry at historic Rickman Store

The community is invited to An Evening of Music, Art & Poetry | 7pm, Friday, July 27, at the Rickman Store in the historic Cowee Community. This month’s featured artist is Justin Moe.   Organizers encourage presenters to bring creative wares of/or relating to your presentation. This way, you can show them at your turn and perhaps make sales at […]

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New charges filed in Otto murder case

A father accused of shooting and killing his son in Otto earlier this month is facing a heavier charge. On Wednesday, the suspect, 62-year old Frank Kelly Pruitt appeared in court and was charged with first-degree murder instead of the original second degree murder. Kelly Pruitt told 911 dispatchers he shot his son, 34-year old Robert Pruitt on the evening […]

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