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On Jan. 19, Macon County Sheriff Robert Holland, along with a few of his deputies, paid a visit to local businesses and issued them written requests asking them to voluntarily stop selling “herbal incense” products.

The controversial “incense” has gained national attention in recent months as a popular smokable product. The hazy craze is reportedly due to the fact that the effects of smoking incense are similar to those of marijuana.

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Few endorse NCDOT’s $13 million ‘preferred alternative’

A wide range of opinions was still on display Tuesday at the NCDOT's public hearing on improvements to Needmore Road, but few spoke out in support of the preferred alternative which the Department of Transportation has been pushing since the first public hearing held in September in Swain County.

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Kyle Allen MorganMacon County Superior Court was held from Jan. 12-14. The session was held after being delayed by inclement weather. The honorable Judge James L. Baker presided during the proceedings, and handed down several felony sentences.

— Kyle Allen Morgan, 23, pled guilty to driving while impaired, reckless driving, failure to stop at stop sign, fleeing and eluding arrest, speeding and injury to real property. Morgan was given 36 months of supervised probation, six months of which will be on intensive probation, and must complete alcohol assessment classes. Morgan is not to operate a motor vehicle within 90 days after his judgment.

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Local restaurant corrects equipment problem; reopens for business

 

In recent weeks, rumors have been circulating about Franklin’s Domino’s Pizza. Some were saying the restaurant, located at 417 East Main Street, was shut down because of a bug infestation. Other rumors were even more outrageous.

However, health inspectors say that the rumors have gone a little far, though the establishment did, in fact, close its doors for about a week.

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