N.C. jobless rate down; construction jobs up

The latest information out from the North Carolina Department of Commerce shows the state’s jobless rate dropped slightly in January. The January rate was 6.7 percent down from 6.9 in December. Larry Parker with the commerce department explains the state’s jobless rate decreased more than two percent over a year ago. One main reason was…

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Arrest Report

Arrest Report

Felony assault charges land two Franklin men behind bars in separate incidents. According to reports filed by Macon County Sheriff’s Deputies, 26-year-old Jacob Joshua Loftis was arrested March 6 and charged with assault by strangulation and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. Loftis was booked into the Detention Center on a $13,000…

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Troopers file complaint against state over pay

Troopers file complaint against state over pay

Some attorneys say North Carolina State Highway Patrol troopers are facing severe financial hardships because the state has broken a promise to give them pay raises. A breach of contract lawsuit was filed Monday in Cherokee County, with nearly 40 state troopers as plaintiffs. Attorney David Wijewickrama says troopers were promised graduated or step pay…

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SCC to hold Job Fair Thursday

SCC to hold Job Fair Thursday

Over the years, Patty Kirkley has helped find jobs for many Southwestern Community College students, graduates and community members. The career counselor annually oversees activities like mock interviews and soft-skills training, all of which are designed to equip job applicants with the skills they need to land the employment opportunities they desire. No single event,…

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Applications taken for Judy Moore Scholarship

The Judy Moore Memorial Scholarship Endowment Committee is accepting scholarship applications for the 2014 year. The endowment is an affiliate of the NC Community Foundation. This Scholarship Program for Nurses was established in 1997 as a memorial to Judy Moore, RN who was killed in a tragic accident in 1996. A resident of Macon County,…

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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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Community Calendar

  • November 24, 2014 6:00 pmTHANKSGIVING PRAYER SERVICE
  • November 27, 2014 12:00 pmCOMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER
  • November 27, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • November 28, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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