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Benji Lafamm, owner of Cullasaja Campground, lost control of his 2008 Toyota last Friday and struck the side of the campground’s office.

Lafamm struck a row of mailboxes before crashing into the building. He was airlifted to Mission Hospital in Asheville to be treated for internal injuries.

 

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An unidentified white male and female robbed The Whistle Stop Mall Antiques on the Georgia Road on Jan. 5, according to reports from Sgt. Devin Holland with the Franklin Police Department.

Surveillance footage revealed that the couple entered the mall and canvassed the building while appearing to shop. The white female reported watched out for the male subject while he broke into a display case containing jewelry, which included bracelets, rings, pins, earrings, pendants, and other precious metal items such as belt buckles, a vase, and money clips; all of which had significant monetary value. The male suspect stole the items and placed them in his pants pockets.

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The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners will be hosting for the fifth year an essay contest on county government. The topic of the essay is, “How does my county government improve the lives of its citizens?”

The annual contest is open to 9th and 10th grade students in North Carolina public and charter schools. Students are asked to write a 500-word essay. The entry deadline is April 30, 2012. The winning student and the teacher who submits the winning essay will each win $500 and will be recognized at a meeting of their county’s board of commissioners.

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Last Thursday afternoon, Jan. 5, a two car accident occurred off of the Highlands Road exit ramp in Franklin.

According to Franklin Police Officer Dwayne Cabe, a 1989 Chevrolet Celebrity driven by June Conley, 80, of Franklin, collided with a Ford F-150 driven by Chuck Cocke, 50, also of Franklin.

Witnesses to the accident told law enforcement officials at the scene that Conley ran a red light and struck Cocke's vehicle. Cocke is an employee with City Plumbing and Electric Supply.

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