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Citizens talk issues with Police Department

November 26, 2014
Citizens talk issues with Police Department

The Franklin Police Department held their first “Coffee with a Cop” last week at Main Street Coffee and Yogurt. The event was held in an effort to increase communication between citizens and the police department. Franklin Police Chief David Adams, Sergeant Tony Ashe and Patrol Officer Dwayne Cabe fielded questions from local citizens ranging from…

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Body found in forest confirmed as missing teen

November 26, 2014

The body found Saturday by searchers in southern Jackson County has been confirmed as 17-year-old Alec Sanford Lansing, who had been missing since November 10. Lansing’s body was discovered in a stream in a remote part of the Nantahala National Forest. Results of an autopsy revealed that the teen died from hypothermia. Investigators believe that…

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Gas expected to drop over Thanksgiving holiday

November 26, 2014

AAA Carolinas predicts 1.34 million in the state will travel 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving holiday as the lower gas prices are encouraging more people to hit the road. The Motor Club’s Tiffany Wright says the statewide average for regular unleaded is $2.77, down 57 cents from the price during the Labor…

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Road construction on hold for Thanksgiving

November 26, 2014

As the fall and winter travel seasons approach, the N.C. Department of Transportation is taking steps to help ensure motorists save money and time by suspending most road construction work across the state over the Thanksgiving holiday. Avoiding traffic delays will help ensure motorists can reach their destinations safely and efficiently, while cutting down on…

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First Presbyterian to host free Thanksgiving Meal

November 25, 2014
First Presbyterian to host free Thanksgiving Meal

First Presbyterian Church, at 26 Church Street in downtown Franklin, will host the Community Thanksgiving Dinner again this year on Thursday, November 27, from 12 noon until 2 p.m. at Tartan Hall. The meal is free but donations are gratefully accepted. Diners can enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, and take-meals can also be provided. Individuals interested in…

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Highlands, MEC make list of top 100 high schools

November 25, 2014

Two Macon County schools have made the list of the top 100 high schools in North Carolina. The list was compiled and ranked by Web site Niche.com using factors such as academics, health & safety, teachers, extracirriculars & activities, student culture & diversity, and others. Highlands School and Macon Early College both ranked in the…

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County offers official contract to manager

November 25, 2014

At the November meeting of the Macon Board of County Commissioners, county officials voted unanimously to offer an employment agreement contract to County Manager Derek Roland. Roland has served as the county manager for the last year without the protection of an employment contract. “A year ago when we were considering who to hire as…

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N.C. regains all jobs lost during recession, officials say

November 25, 2014

The North Carolina’s jobless rate in October dropped to 6.3 percent from 6.7 percent the month before. Commerce Dept. Spokesperson Larry Parker says North Carolina has recovered over 100 percent of the jobs lost since the recession (between February, 2008 to February, 2010). “It’s been a long climb back. We lost a lot of jobs…

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County to present grave monument plans to Cherokee

November 24, 2014
County to present grave monument plans to Cherokee

Macon County has plans to present two options for memorializing the Cherokee burial site that was uncovered during site work at Parker Meadows. At Tuesday’s board of commissioners meeting, County Planner Matt Mason presented two sets of plans to construct a monument and protective covering on the grave site. The plans call for a concrete…

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Body found Saturday in Jackson Co. may be missing teen

November 24, 2014

A body was discovered in a remote part of the Nantahala National Forest in southern Jackson County Saturday—and investigators say it could be that of a teen missing since November 10. Searchers have been trying to track down 17-year-0ld Alec Sandford Lansing, who disappeared from a camp in the Cashiers area two weeks ago. Lansing…

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  • November 28, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • December 4, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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