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Two criminal summonses filed against MCSO detective.

The Macon County Sheriff's Office has launched an internal investigation into allegations brought against Detective Amy Stewart. On Sunday Jan. 6, the Sheriff’s Office served two criminal summonses on a Macon County Sheriff’s Office employee for communicating threats.

“Detective Amy Stewart was officially served the summonses on Sunday morning by Sheriff Holland,” reads a statement released Tuesday afternoon. “The summonses were issued by Magistrate Bob Rovegno. It is alleged that two separate incidents took place between Stewart and the two complainants named in the summonses; one taking place during a Franklin High School basketball game on the evening before and another via social media in the previous days.


Resolution will be passed on to N.C. legislature.

The Town of Franklin has joined municipalities and individuals from across the state who are speaking out against a potential state takeover of local water systems. At its first meeting of the new year, the Board of Aldermen unanimously voted to pass a resolution voicing Franklin’s opposition to legislation that would set the precedent for the state to forcefully take control of local water systems.


During Monday night's meeting, The Franklin Board of Aldermen received an update from Town Manager Sam Greenwood regarding the transition process that will ultimately result in Warren Cabe assuming the role as Franklin's manager.

According to a letter given by Greenwood before the start of the meeting, Greenwood's last day on the job will be March 29. “Warren Cabe and I have reached the conclusion that Warren will be ready to assume the duties of Town Manager effective April 1, 2013. Accordingly, I am giving notice under my contract that effectively my last day with the Town will be March 29, 2013.”

Greenwood came out of retirement in 2008 to lead the town as manager, and has since guided the town through a transition phase that found Franklin's government directed as a managerial government. After his contract expired on March 1, 2010 and an agreement was made to continue working with Greenwood until Feb. 28, 2012, he began searching for a replacement, and at the request of the board, searched from within current employees in the town to select his successor.


Macon County Department of Social Services has received additional money for CareNet to administer crisis funds for the Crisis Intervention Program (CIP). Households that are eligible for CIP must meet income guidelines including crisis guidelines posted at CareNet. The Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) will provide payment to the vendors for eligible households. Funds are limited and no appointments will be made for the Energy Programs.

Additional money has been approved for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program. LIEAP funds are available to households containing an elderly person age 60 and above. Also persons who are receiving SSI, SSA, or VA disability and receiving services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) are eligible to potentially receive benefits through Jan. 31 or until funds are exhausted. All eligibility requirements must be met which includes income and asset guidelines.


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