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Homeless ministry to host forum in Franklin

Ideas, suggestions, comments, solutions and prayers are being sought by a local organization hoping to find an answer to the reality of homelessness in Macon County. Macon New Beginnings, a local homeless outreach ministry, is planning a community-wide symposium on Tuesday August 18 at 5 p.m. at the Robert C. Carpenter Community Building. The group…

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Town board to meet August 3

The town of Franklin Board of Aldermen will hold its next regular meeting Monday, August 3, at 7 p.m. at town hall. At 7:05, the board will hold a public hearing on the annexation petition for 44 Lowery Lane. The property owner is seeking town…

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Panthers to host Midnight practice

The first official practice of the 2015 high school football season begins Saturday, and the Franklin Panthers will get a quick start on things. The Panthers will host a Midnight practice tonight at the Panther Pit and the community is invited to come get an…

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School voucher program upheld

Public money can continue to be used for vouchers to pay for private schools, the North Carolina Supreme Court last week. The program was challenged by public-school advocates who argued…

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Wednesday’s power outage affected more than 16,000 Duke customres

A widespread power outage hit Macon County Wednesday evening leaving more than 66 percent of Duke Energy customers in the county without electricity. Meghan Musgraves, Duke Energy spokesperson, explains an…

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No big changes to Macon’s unemployment rate in June

The jobless rate ticked up again last month in Macon County, this according to new information released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce. According to that report, the unemployment…

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