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NCDOT Town Hall event in Franklin canceled

October 29, 2014

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

October 29, 2014

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 so far this election. Some changes have been made to early voting. The number of days has been shortened by a full week, but the…

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Dispute over dog leads to home invasion, arrest

October 29, 2014

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 to a residence where they had been earlier in the day to reclaim a dog that they feel was not paid for. Holland said one…

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Applications for heating assistance begin Monday

October 29, 2014

The Crisis Intervention Program known as CIP will be administered by Macon County DSS.  Applications will begin on Monday, November 3rd beginning at 8:00 am. Applications will be taken for households needing assistance for their immediate heating needs and to alleviate their heating crisis.  Eligible households must meet all criteria for heating assistance which includes income…

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Board of Ed. approves new leader teacher at MVI

October 28, 2014

At Monday’s monthly meeting of the Macon County School Board, school officials named Devon Deal the new lead teacher, more commonly known as assistant principal, at Mountain View Intermediate School. After a motion by school board member Stephanie McCall seconded by board member Melissa Evans, the board voted unanimously to move Deal from her position…

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Winding Stairs Road reopened in Macon County

October 28, 2014

The U.S. Forest Service announced Monday that Winding Stairs Road in the Nantahala National Forest has reopened following repairs. “I appreciate the efforts of Ami Shintzky and the Mystic Lands Property Owners Association for making the repairs at a time when the agency lacked sufficient funding,” said Mike Wilkins, Nantahala District ranger. “These local residents…

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It’s a new ball-game at WCU

October 28, 2014
It’s a new ball-game at WCU

The 2014 Western Carolina Catamount football team has matched its best start ever in the Southern Conference after a 29-15 win over Citadel Saturday in front a crowd of more than 13,000 at EJ Whitemire Stadium. The win makes WCU 4-0 in the Southern Conference for only the second time in school history; the last…

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Town Hall welcomes “Little Library”

October 27, 2014
Town Hall welcomes “Little Library”

Next time you’re on Main Street in Franklin you may notice a new library, of sorts. The Macon County Library officially installed what’s known as the “Little Library” on Thursday afternoon in front of Town Hall. Franklin Mayor Bob Scott says it’s part of national program growing in popularity to promote reading. “Children and even…

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Franklin’s Young breaks rushing record during Homecoming win

October 27, 2014

A 44-6 rout of East Henderson on Homecoming night lifted the Franklin Panther football team to a 9-0 record this season. It was a record setting night for Franklin senior Jeremiah Young as he broke the career rushing yards record at the school with 3,507. Young also rushed for four touchdowns—another category in which he…

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Duke to roll out $20 million program for low-income customer assistance

October 27, 2014

As many as 4,000 households across the state could soon be eligible for an energy makeover, courtesy of Duke Energy. The company has announced the launch of its Helping Home Fund, a $20 million program authorized through an agreement with the N.C. Public Staff and approved by the N.C. Utilities Commission during the 2013 Duke…

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