News

Two new COVID-19 cases reported

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Two Macon County residents who had been in close contact tested positive for COVID-19 within a span of three days, and health officials are looking for other people who may have been in contact wit

County may drop Adult Dental Clinic

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While most dental offices across North Carolina have resumed routine procedures, the Adult Dental Clinic and Children’s Dental Clinic in Macon County are seeing patients only on an emergency basis.

Churches look toward reopening

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In as little as a few of days, places of worship may be allowed to reopen their doors and resume regular services (albeit with restrictions on capacity), but not every church thinks that it’s time

Teachers say farewell to students

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As schools around the country debate how best to end their years while COVID-19 threatens traditional graduation ceremonies, Macon County elementary and intermediate schools are saying farewell to

Harrell returns to FPD as chief

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Bill Harrell has come full circle in his law enforcement career after being named Franklin’s new chief of police, 27 years after he joined the force as a rookie cop.