Gov. school safety task force holds first meeting

Nearing the one year anniversary of the tragic shooting event at Sandy Hook, the North Carolina Governor’s Task Force on School Safety held its first meeting. The 20-member task force met Wednesday began its mission of making North Carolina schools safer. The chairman of the panel is Chip Hughes and he says they are seeking…

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Cooperative Extension tips on Christmas Trees

Cooperative Extension tips on Christmas Trees

Hunting a Christmas tree can be fun experience, but as you shop for a Fraser Fir, Pine, or Spruce, you should ensure what you’re taking home is fresh. Alan Durden, Macon County Cooperative Extension Director, explains a simple way to check a tree’s freshness, “The key point with any tree species is that foliage should…

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Click It or Ticket nets 149 violations in Macon County

Nearly 150 traffic and criminal violations were handed out on Macon County roads during the latest Click It or Ticket campaign held over the Thanksgiving holiday. From November 25 through December 1, officers ramped up patrols to enforce the state’s laws on wearing seat belts and child passenger safety. Of the citations issued in Macon…

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Help KIDS place with Wish List this Thursday

On Thursday, December 12, The League of Women Voters of Macon County will host a program about Kid’s Place, at noon in Tartan Hall in Franklin. Holiday desserts and coffee will be served. Alisa Ashe, director of KIDS Place, will speak. KIDS Place is a private, nonprofit, nationally accredited children’s advocacy center that provides services…

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Town ponders new rules for storefronts

The town of Franklin is taking a look at how local businesses are displaying their goods outdoors. At their Monday meeting, aldermen voted unanimously to task the planning board to review a possible amendment to the town’s Unified Development Ordinance that would create new rules for outdoor displays. Town Planner Derek Roland told aldermen several…

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Macon’s economic ranking unchanged

The state Department of Commerce is out with its 2014 economic rankings for North Carolina counties. Each county receives a tier designation from 1 to 3—tier 1 counties are the most economically distressed and Tier 3 counties are the least. The rankings are based on an assessment of each county’s unemployment rate, median household income,…

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  • November 13, 2013 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
  • July 31, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • August 1, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • August 2, 2014 8:30 amMACON COUNTY HORSE ASSOCIATION SHRINE HORSE SHOW
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