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A lifelong love of art

There will be a showcase of Natalie Bucki’s work, “Paintings of People, Pets and Places,” on display in the Macon County Public Library Meeting Room in Franklin during the month of March.


New search warrants reveal at least 60 guns seized from North Carolina home after Diana Keel’s disappearance

NASHVILLE, N.C. — New search warrants show at least 60 guns and three knives were seized from the Keel home after Diana’s disappearance, according to WTVD. The search warrants were tracked down by ABC11 the same day Rexford Lynn Keel was returned from Arizona to face a murder charge in his wife’s de


Macon County Sheriff's Office remembers long time K-9 Officer, Zee

MACON COUNTY, NC (FOX Carolina) To some, the loss of a pet is one of the worst pains in the entire world. For Macon County Sheriff's Office, they not only lost a pet, but also a peer.


Man accused of walking into North Carolina Barnes and Noble store and firing pellet gun

CARY, N.C. — An 18-year-old man is accused of walking into a Barnes and Noble bookstore in Cary and firing a pellet gun. WTVD reported that Jonathan Kyle Courtney, 18, of Cary, was charged with two counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon and one count of discharging a barreled weapon into an o


Clay County Sheriff’s Office releases statement regarding stolen U-Haul & Officer Involved Shooting

Hayesville, NC FYN received the following Press Release from the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. In the early afternoon hours of March 21, 2019, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a stolen.


Thank you for your service, K9 Zee

FRANKLIN, N.C. (WLOS) — A Macon County Sheriff's Department representative shares that retired K9 Zee, died of a stroke at the residence of her human partner, where she had lived since her retirement.


One of two missing teens found; search ongoing for brother

HAYESVILLE, N.C. -- A 13-year-old boy missing from North Carolina since mid-February has been located - but a national search for his brother is still underway. Deputies in Clay County, North Carolina last put out the notice that they were searching for 13-year-old Joseph Plott and his 17-year-old b


Search underway for plane that left Tennessee yesterday; headed for South Carolina

FRANKLIN, N.C. — Search crews are looking for a single-engine plane that left Knoxville's Island Home Airport on Thursday night, but didn't arrive at its destination in Aiken, South Carolina, a news release from Macon County Emergency Management said Friday morning.


Top 10 North Carolina Homes Literally “On The Water” You Can Rent For The Weekend

What better place to plan that relaxing get-a-way than on the water – literally. We recently discovered some daily/weekly vacation homes in North Carolina where you can just open up the back door and go fishing or dive off into the cool water.


14-year-old boy killed in apparent drive-by shooting at North Carolina apartment complex

RALEIGH, N.C. — A 14-year-old boy was killed in an apparent drive-by shooting in Raleigh overnight, according to WTVD. Raleigh police responded to the 900 block of Sawpit Drive at about 11:40 p.m. for a report of shots fired into a building.


5400 in Transylvania, Jackson to be affected by planned outage Saturday night

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — A Haywood Electric Membership Corporation planned power outage will affect large portions of Transylvania County on Saturday and into Sunday.


Crews battling forest fire in rural area of Oconee County

LONG CREEK, SC (FOX Carolina) – The Oconee County fire chief said crews were battling a forest fire on Brasstown Road Friday afternoon. Chief Charlie King said a few acres were burning on the rural stretch of road and no structures were threatened.


Mountain Movers and Shakers feature local animal advocate groups

HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Several local animal groups attended the Mountain Movers and Shakers forum at Sundance Grill on Friday, March 22, to shine a spotlight on the importance of their combined mission in the area. Joan Crothers, a devoted volunteer involved in numerous community organizations, opened the


Pilot loses life in small plane crash near Whiteside

A South Carolina man died in a single engine plane crash last Thursday in the Whiteside Cove area of southern Jackson County. The plane, a 1965 Mooney M20C, was piloted and owned by Gary Huttleston, 59, of Aiken, South Carolina. He took off from Downtown Island Airport in Knoxville, Tennessee, passi


Cullowhee listed among nation’s most economically dynamic ‘micropolitan’ areas

CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University’s home community of Cullowhee has been ranked as the nation’s 13th most economically dynamic “micropolitan” area in a report recently released by the Walton Family Foundation.


Georgia softball falls to No. 8 LSU in series opener

In a battle of top-ranked SEC powers, No. 8 LSU took Friday’s opening game of the weekend series against 12th-ranked Georgia at Jack Turner Stadium in Athens by a score of 11-4.


1A All-Star games to be played Saturday

The Smoky Mountain 1A Conference, the Southern Piedmont 1A Conference and the three 1A schools in the Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference have announced that the fifth annual West vs. Midwest 1A All-Star basketball games will be played this March 23.


Nikwasi ownership sparks more debate

The Franklin Town Council was in agreement to move forward with plans to deed over the Nikwasi Mound to new nonprofit Nikwasi Initiative during its March 4 meeting, but controversy over who should own the historic site has once again heated up in the community.


Murphy Baseball Narrowly Escapes Hayesville, Thumps Cherokee

The 2019 Murphy Baseball team overcame an 8-1 deficit against the Hayesville Yellow Jackets on Tuesday night with the help of Briggs Cornwell’s hot bat; Then turn around and mercy rule the Cherokee Braves on Thursday to move to 3-0 in SMC play.


Riley two-hits Cherokee, Lady Patriots win 7-0

Catelyn Riley pitched a two-hit shutout and helped her own cause with three hits as the Lady Patriot softball team stepped out of the district Monday to score a 7-0 win over visiting Cherokee.