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Franklin’s PumpkinFest reaching new heights

Franklin’s PumpkinFest reaching new heights

According to festival organizers and town officials, this year’s 18th annual Pumpkinfest was the most successful ever with record crowds enjoying the perfect fall day. “I believe we had one of the largest crowds in the 18 year history of this event,” said Town Manager Summer Woodard. “I have spoken with all the vendors and…

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Macon County unemployment less in September

The unemployment rate in Macon County dropped by nearly one percent last month, according to the latest information from the North Carolina Department of Commerce. From August to September, the jobless rate fell from 6.6 to 5.8 percent in Macon County. The county’s unemployment rate…

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NC Attorney Gen. warns of Ebola-related scams

Scammers are constantly scanning the headlines, looking for a current event they can use to rip off unsuspecting consumers. With the Ebola outbreak in the news, it was only a matter of time before the con artists began using the deadly virus to steal money.…

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NCDOT Town Hall event in Franklin canceled

The Town Hall Event in Franklin, scheduled to be hosted by NCDOT Sec. Tony Tata at 4 p.m. today, has been canceled.

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Turnout strong for early voting

As of Tuesday afternoon, 2,534 Maconians had cast their ballots by One-Stop Voting. State officials say the number of North Carolinians using early-voting in this year’s mid-term is up significantly…

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Dispute over dog leads to home invasion, arrest

Conflict over the sale of a dog ends with a home invasion and the arrest of a Franklin man. According to Macon County Sheriff Robby Holland, last week two suspects returned…

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  • October 31, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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