Sheriff’s Office Arrests Man After Attempting to Run Over Detectives

Tuesday afternoon, detectives with the Macon County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man for trafficking in Methamphetamine, among other charges. Anthony Arnold, 37, was arrested and charged with two counts of trafficking in Methamphetamine, possession of a stolen automobile, fleeing officers, and assault with a deadly weapon, and several other charges. According to a facebook post by the MCSO, Arnold attempted […]

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SBI Warns About New Scam

The State Bureau of Investigation has learned that the SBI’s main phone number, 919-662-4500, is being used in a scam asking for money. The public should know that the SBI would never solicit money from a private citizen.  “Unfortunately there is no way to prevent spoofing of a phone number,” said SBI Assistant Director Chris Laws who oversees the agency’s Information Technology […]

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Healthcare Information Session Scheduled for Next Week in Franklin

A week from Wednesday, the Crawford Senior Center in Franklin will be hosting a panel discussion on how proposed federal healthcare legislation will affect Medicaid, Medicare, and seniors and their families. The Franklin event will be taking place on Wednesday, July 19th from 1:30 to 3 pm at the Senior Center. For more information, or to register for the event, […]

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Orientation Dates and Times for Macon Schools Announced

Macon County Schools have released their orientation and open house times for the upcoming school year: Macon Early College– Monday, August 7th, 5:30pm, Freshman & New Student Orientation Mountain View Intermediate– Thursday, August 24th, 5:30pm, 5th grade Orientation Wednesday, August 23rd, 8:30am-12:00 noon, 6th grade Drop In Highlands- Thursday, August 24th, 4:00-6:00pm, Open House for all students Cartoogechaye– Thursday, August […]

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Franklin’s Charters of Freedom Monument Nearly Complete

This week the final bricks are being laid on the county’s new monument displaying replicas of the Charters of Freedom – the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The monuments will be constructed from the same brick matching the sidewalk that leads up to the courthouse. The monuments, which will cost over $20,000, are a gift […]

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Harris Regional Hosting Blood Drive Next Week

Harris Regional Hospital, in partnership with the American Red Cross, will host a blood drive 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 20. All blood types are needed. Donors will need to bring photo identification. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in, according to the American Red Cross. Please call […]

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Staff Plans Party to Recognize Achievements of AMC Women’s Unit

With Mission Health set to end labor and delivery services at Angel Medical Center on Friday, many in the community are mourning the loss of the unit at AMC. Erma Cooke, a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner at Angel is wanting to honor all of the good things and successes that Women’s Healthcare Unit have accomplished over the past 23 years. Cooke […]

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JCSO Investigating Potential Explosive Found on Roadside

From the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office: “During the evening hours of July 6, 2017, deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office were called to the area of Cutting Edge Drive in Sylva by a concerned citizen who had discovered a suspicious bottled object on the side of the road. Deputies arrived and after assessing the suspicious object requested assistance from […]

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Design for New 600 Bed Residence Hall at WCU Approved

A new 600-bed residence hall planned for the upper section of the Western Carolina University campus took one step closer to becoming a reality as the WCU Board of Trustees unanimously endorsed a design concept for the building. The action came during the board’s quarterly meeting. The new residence hall will be located on a parking area between Judaculla Hall […]

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Franklin Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Starting Fall Fires

From the US Attorney’s Office: “Keith Eugene Mann, 50, of Franklin, N.C. was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger to five years in prison for destroying real property of the United States by means of fire, announced Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Mann was also ordered to serve three years under […]

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