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The local attorney arrested last week for charges including misdemeanor counts of simple physical assault, was re-arrested on Saturday by Officer Danny Burrows with the Macon County Sheriff's Office for violating a court-ordered Domestic Violence Protective Order (DVPO).

William Shilling was originally arrested on Feb. 14 after local magistrate Miciah Leatherman signed a warrant because of alleged abuse Shilling inflicted on his son. “The physical injury inflicted caused a red mark on the victim's abdomen, and was inflicted by other than accidental means,” reads the original arrest warrant.


The North Carolina Democratic Party will hold annual precinct organizational meetings in Macon County on March 5th at the following locations.

— North Franklin, Macon County Courthouse, Franklin NC, 6:00PM

— South Franklin, Franklin Police Department, 218 West Palmer Street, Franklin, 7:00PM

— East Franklin, Macon County Environmental Resource Center 1624 Lakeside Dr., Franklin, 7:00PM

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Last Thursday, William Shilling, 51, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor counts of simple physical assault and simple non-physical assault. Shilling is an attorney with the Macon County Department of Social Services.

According to documents on file at the Macon County Clerk's office, an arrest warrant signed by magistrate Miciah Leatherman states that there was probable cause to believe that Shilling inflicted physical injury to his child, who is less that 16 years old. “The physical injury inflicted caused a red mark on the victim's abdomen, and was inflicted by other than accidental means,” reads the warrant.


With the uncertainty of what the state's future plans for public education are, Macon County's Board of Education is once again turning to commissioners to fill the void left by state budget cuts. Each year, the school system develops a capital outlay budget to address maintenance concerns in the district.

While general statute identifies public education to be a state responsibility, there are exceptions to the rule, such as infrastructure and maintenance to buildings, that fall under the county's responsibility. In order to meet those needs, year after year the county has designated a pocket of money known as capital outlay specifically designated to infrastructure renovations and development.


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