FHS Class of 2014 graduates

FHS Class of 2014 graduates

  More than 200 seniors from Franklin High School, which make up the class of 2014, began a new chapter in life after their  graduation ceremony at WCU’s Ramsey Center. Retired teacher and author Patti McClure gave the commencement address to the departing grads Tuesday night. “What matters now is the work you put into…

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Former commissioner, radio pioneer passes

Former commissioner, radio pioneer passes

Harold Corbin, a former chairman of the Macon County Board of Commissioners, died Wednesday at the age of 82. Corbin was an Air Force Veteran serving in the Korean War and was passionately involved in politics all of his adult life and was able to work with both political parties for the betterment of the…

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Macon schools to see higher meal prices

Beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year, meal prices at Macon County Schools will be a bit higher. At their meeting Monday, the board of education approved a 10 cent increase for breakfast and lunches served at schools. The change will not impact reduced lunch prices, which will remain at 30 cents for breakfast and 40…

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N.C. blueberry crop abundant despite late freeze

N.C. blueberry crop abundant despite late freeze

A popular North Carolina berry is not only a healthy snack but is worth millions of dollars in value for the state. North Carolina is the 7th-largest producer of blueberries in the nation and experts are saying this season may be one of the best in years. A Marketing specialist with the North Carolina Department…

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George to head elections board

The Macon County Board of Elections has announced its new director According to a news statement,  Debbie George has been appointed as the Director of Elections for Macon County.  The post has been vacant since January, when former director Kim Bishop was placed on paid leave while during an embezzlement investigation. Bishop, since then, has…

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County budget passes

On Monday night, county commissioners voted unanimously to pass the 2014-2015 fiscal year budget. Macon County Manager Derek Roland explains the budget best prepares the county for uncertainties that may arise from next year’s property tax revaluations. “This brings the end to a process that represented a lot of hard work by department heads and…

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Community Calendar

  • February 27, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • March 5, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • March 6, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • March 12, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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