Fire departments seek tax increase

Fire departments seek tax increase

Two Macon County volunteer fire departments are asking for tax increases in the coming year to help offset rising operating costs and equipment needs. Clarks Chapel and Mountain Valley fire departments met with county commissioners at their recent budget work session to formally ask for the increase. Clarks Chapel Fire Chief Matt Mason says his…

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Former commissioners to share insight at forum

Looking to the past to help the future—that’s the goal of the Macon County League of Women Voters—who will again get perspectives from former County Commissioners on Thursday, June 12. The June 12 meeting will give Harold Corbin, Janet Greene, Mark West and Allen Bryson the opportunity to reflect on the challenges and triumphs of the boards…

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Improved Moss Knob reopens July 1

Improved Moss Knob reopens July 1

The U.S. Forest Service announced that the Moss Knob Shooting Range, located in the Nantahala Ranger District, Nantahala National Forest, will reopen on July 1, following months of repairs. “We appreciate the help that the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the National Rifle Association provided in this project,” said Nantahala District Ranger Mike Wilkins. “With…

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Some say fracking beneficial for N.C.

Opponents of the controversial practice of hydro-fracking have been vocal since a bill was introduced making it legal in North Carolina. Others say it’s a win for the state’s economy. 2nd District Republican Congresswoman Renee Ellmers supports the law calling it a true growth issue. “This is going to bolster our economy incredibly. I certainly…

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Town’s legal counsel relocates

Town’s legal counsel relocates

The town of Franklin’s legal counsel announced Monday he would be relocating to a law firm based in Asheville, but would remain on board with the town. Attorney John Henning Jr. told aldermen he has accepted a position with the firm Campbell and Shatley, but the move does not change anything in his current contract…

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Census releases new business report for Macon County

The latest information on economic activity in counties has been released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The County Business Pattern Report provides the most current business patterns from 2012 and includes details such as number of establishments, employment, and payroll. In Macon County, the report indicates that there were 1,092 establishments in 2012—that’s the lowest…

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