Highlands district candidates speak at forum

Highlands district candidates speak at forum

The May 6th Primary will be a pivotal point for many Republican candidates, including the race for the county commission post in Highlands. Republicans John Shearl and incumbent commissioner Jim Tate will square off for the bid to run in the November Election. Both candidates shared their vision for the county at Saturday’s forum. Shearl,…

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Two charged with burglary crimes

A string of burglary charges land two local residents behind bars earlier this week. Arrest Reports filed by the Sheriff’s Office indicate that 30-year-old Phyllis Rena Garrison and 25-year-old Nicky Lee List were detained on March 31 and charged with felony counts of second degree burglary. Additional charges for the suspects include felony counts of…

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Panther baseball team ends losing streak

The Franklin Panther baseball team snapped a seven-game losing skid with a big win at East Henderson Tuesday night. The Panthers drove in 14 runs and held the Eagles to 8. Franklin will try to make it two in a row when they return home in their next game on Friday. They’ll host North Henderson…

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Report reveals what it takes to pay rent in Macon County

Rent is continuing to increase across North Carolina, a more people enter the rental market rather than buying a home. Carley Ruff, Policy Director at the North Carolina Housing Coalition, says the housing wage constitutes how much a person has to make per hour to afford rent at the end of the month. “In North…

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Register now for Farm Safety Day

Macon County Farm Safety Day is coming up Tuesday, April 8, at the Wayne Proffit Agricultural Center in Franklin. The event is being sponsored by Farm Bureau and the N.C. Cooperative Extension and aims to educate local residents, farmers or not, on staying safe. Some of the events on tap for Farm Safety Day include:…

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Construction market rebounding, but facing worker shortage

New reports say that North Carolina added more than five thousand construction jobs between January 2013 and January 2014. Brian Turmail– Public Affairs Director with the Associated General Contractors– says this is a step in the right direction for the industry, but some in the business are struggling to find employees. He believes changes in…

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