Franklin-based Entegra Bank will merge with SmartBank of Knoxville, Tennessee following joint notice of a formal agreement from both companies on Tuesday night.
A fire that tore through a residence in the Iotla community is under investigation as a possible arson as detectives continue to gather information about exactly what led to the blaze.
North Carolina Rep. Kevin Corbin and state Sen. Jim Davis took time to look at 2018’s successes and glanced ahead to the 2019 legislative session on Monday night in Franklin.
A decade is a long time to do any activity.
But when the activity in question involves sleeping outside, roughly 30 feet off the ground, 10 years can feel even longer.