Trash collection rate increase approved

Macon County residents who subscribe to residential garbage collection will be paying higher rates after a rate increase was approved by the county commission. The rate increase for J&B Disposal Services, a private company, had to be approved by county commissioners because the company is in a franchise agreement with the county. The rate for…

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Pruitts enter guilty pleas

A Macon County couple charged with killing their son in 2012 has entered guilty pleas. On March 12, in Macon County Superior Court, 63-year-old Frank Kelly Pruitt pleaded guilty to second degree murder, assault by pointing a gun, assault with a deadly weapon, and assault with a deadly weapon in the presence of a minor.…

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Town to review lease offer on old town hall

The town of Franklin will hold a special called meeting Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at town hall. The board of aldermen will review a new offer on the former town hall property located at West Main Street. Lazy Hiker, LLC has made an offer for leasing the property for $1,250 a month beginning in July…

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Primary voting information

Filing is closed and now candidates begin to focus on campaigns in preparation for the May 6 Primary Election in North Carolina. Voter Registration Deadline: The voter registration deadline to be eligible to vote in this election is April 11, 2014 at 5:00 pm, if mailed must be postmarked by this date. This also includes…

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Applications accepted for 2014 Community Garden

Spring is right around the corner and this year, the Macon County Community Garden will be entering its fifth year of benefiting the community. Alan Durden, Macon County Cooperative Extension Director, says they are now taking applications for plots at the garden located off of Siler Road. “Some folks from last year won’t return; some…

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Macon proclaimed Purple Heart County

Macon proclaimed Purple Heart County

In recognition of Macon County residents who have served in all wars and to show commitment to the men and women who serve the nation in the military, Macon County has been proclaimed a Purple Heart County. At the request of Lenny Lazzara, Commander of Chapter 639 Military Order of the Purple Heart, county commissioners…

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  • November 6, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • November 7, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • November 13, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • November 14, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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