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Animal Control reaches top capacity

Franklin County Animal Control and Shelter has hit its maximum capacity of creatures that need new homes, the county agency says. "We handle all of the animal calls, and we cannot turn away any animal," said Cindy Brooks, director of Animal Control, a county-run department under law enforcement. The

FRANKLIN NEWS POST - 2017-11-24 19:24:00

Authorities learn more about synthetic opioids

Criminal justice officials in Franklin County joined in a webinar Nov. 14 to get a better understanding of detecting impaired driving and how to deal with synthetic opioids in a courtroom. "Synthetic opioids are essentially a lab-created proxy that has a similar affect to a non-synthetic opioid," sa

FRANKLIN NEWS POST - 2017-11-24 19:19:00

Franklin County Humane Society pushed to its limits

A bevy of cats and dogs ready for adoption have filled the Franklin County Humane Society to its limits. The society is a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation operating in Franklin County for the past 40 years. Over the years the group has spayed/neutered more than 53,500 animals through the Planned Pethoo

FRANKLIN NEWS POST - 2017-11-24 19:16:00

Internet services to expand in rural areas

More people in Franklin County will have access to internet services after county officials moved Tuesday to approve the Franklin County Broadband Authority. The county Board of Supervisors heard from Steven Sandy, director of planning and community development for the county, who detailed what the

FRANKLIN NEWS POST - 2017-11-24 19:11:00

Editorial: Local retailers deserve our backing

Franklin County residents have a chance today and this weekend, and really throughout the whole season, to bolster the local retail sector by making plans to do at least a sizable share of their holiday shopping at home-town shops in places like downtown Rocky Mount and Westlake. Several occasions i

FRANKLIN NEWS POST - 2017-11-24 19:09:00

Showing Love for Others: Wade Foundation makes big gift to Coat Drive for Kids

MARTINSVILLE -- Representatives of the nonprofit Matthew Wayne Wade Foundation delivered about 80 coats Wednesday for the 22nd annual Coat Drive for Kids led by Horsepasture District Supervisor Debra Buchanan. Afterward, Buchanan told a touching story about a girl who received a coat several years a

MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN - 2017-11-24 05:00:00

Franklin County deputies investigating Homicide and Abduction

FRANKLIN COUNTY - Franklin Counties deputies are investigating a homicide and abduction. Deputies were called to a crash in the 400 block of Old Franklin Turnpike Friday night around eight. Deputies say that John Eames left his car and then pulled a gun on a stopped car. He then got into the car

WSLS - 2017-11-23 15:12:46

Emory & Henry expands campus with new residence halls, community center

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Monroe through Time II to be launched with luncheon

Monroe Through Time II chronicles a Ku Klux Klan rally in 1924 that drew 1,100 America-Firsters to a site where a Goodwill Store stands today; a neighborhood popularly called Punkups that disappeared when Lake Zoar was created in 1919; and the unsolved mystery of Capt. Nathan Seeley, who was found d

MONROECOURIER.COM - 2017-11-24 14:54:53

Reel Dad: Wonder Wheel - A Woody Allen mystery

While Wonder Wheel examines the truths that Kate Winslet may try to hide, Woody Allen's masterful Blue Jasmine, from 2013, explores how people hide truth from themselves and rewrite history that becomes too painful. In both films, Allen explores how people handle truth in their lives by focusing on

MONROECOURIER.COM - 2017-11-24 13:31:28

Monroe Home Of The Week: 110 Bart Rd.

MONROE, CT -- This home has been listed on realtor.com for four days. Address: 110 Bart Rd, Monroe, ConnecticutPrice: $330,000Square Feet: 1304Bedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 2 BathsBuilt: 1982Features: Great Location! Split Level contemporary home on wooded lot, close to everything, yet secluded on a quiet

PATCH - 2017-11-24 16:19:30

Monroe Police Log: Nov. 13-19

11:31 a.m. - A father and son were arrested in connection with a domestic incident at an Old Zoar Road home. The homeowner called police to report the incident after witnessing the two men in a physical altercation in her driveway. Police said the fight between Craig K. Nelson Sr. and his son, Craig

MONROECOURIER.COM - 2017-11-24 07:00:23

Going Places: Pierce Fulton heads home to Fairfield

Pierce Fulton was born in Fairfield and went to elementary school in the town, before moving to Vermont while in the sixth grade. It was in Connecticut where the multi-instrumentalist discovered a love of music, spurred on by his parents and their record collection. "My whole life, they have had rea

MONROECOURIER.COM - 2017-11-23 12:25:53

Classic Center Hall Colonial Newly Listed in Monroe.

Great Value at $445,000!! Welcome home to this 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath Colonial. Sited on a lovely cul de sac of stunning homes, this home offers space for all in a quiet and peaceful location. The owners have installed a new roof, new siding and new high end windows - all include warranty. Off the foye


Man arrested after Danbury police find drugs and stolen clothes

A New York man was arrested after Danbury police discovered $9,000 of stolen clothes from in his trunk, as well as marijuana and ecstasy. Seth Jahquil Gates, 21, of Brooklyn, was observed running through Macy's at the Danbury Fair Mall around 6 p.m. on Tuesday with two other men, all carrying "numer

NEWMILFORDSPECTRUM.COM - 2017-11-23 17:24:25

From our readers: GIving thanks

There were no 'Good Old Days' We all should be thankful we are spending Thanksgiving in our world of today, and not in "The Good Old Days." We often take for granted so many of the minor and major wonderful things of today. We would realize this if we celebrated a Thanksgiving well before StopShopRi

CONNECTICUT POST - 2017-11-24 00:00:24

LIVE FOOTBALL: Murphy, Cherokee host 3rd round games, Robbinsville hits the road

It's getting serious in the state playoffs, as anyone playing tonight is three wins from a championship. Murphy hosts East Surry in the third round of the 1AA playoffs, and Robbinsville heads out on the road for the second-straight week to take on Mitchell in the 1A bracket. The winner of that game

CHEROKEE SCOUT - 2017-11-24 19:33:08

Murphy woman killed in wreck

A Murphy, N.C., woman was killed in a two-car collision in Ellijay Sunday afternoon, authorities said. Betty Scott Hampton, 72, lost control of the Toyota Camry she was driving on Highway 382 just west of Sunlight Road and veered into the path of an SUV, said Gilmer County Coroner Jerry Hensley. Hen


The November 22 edition of the Cherokee Scout is out ... County to lease pool center, Georgia fugitive caught, Spelling bee champ and more

Murphy - The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners made official what many people have known about for a while - that the Hiwassee Valley Pool & Wellness Center soon will be privately leased. The language of the lease was approved unanimously by the commissioners. The terms were not immediately av


SCOUTING AROUND: Volunteer brings home refugees' stories

Karah Thompson spent a good part of October in Greece, but the slideshow she presented to family and friends once she returned didn't show images of her enjoying a typical vacation overseas. Instead, it showed images of ordinary people, who under extraordinary circumstances had to leave their homes