Local student recognized for actions during bus incident

Local student recognized for actions during bus incident

The school year has wrapped up, and while Macon County students have accomplished great things this year—one student’s actions are standing out. Now county leaders have recognized this local teen  for his efforts on a recent bus ride home. Earlier this year, Union Academy 8th grader Dakota Holland was faced with a situation that required…

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Poindexter joins school board race

Another Maconian has entered the race for one of two seats coming open on the Board of Education this fall. Carroll Poindexter is the latest to file for election, according to the elections board. Poindexter will run in District IV for the seat currently held by Gary Shields, who is running for the board of…

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N.C. retailers lobby bill for online merchant tax

Buy it on Main Street or find a deal online? That’s a question many North Carolina consumers consider these days, but a new bill could eliminate a tax advantage online retailers have over local merchants. President of the North Carolina Retail Merchants Association Andy Ellen says many retailers are backing the Main Street Fairness Act.…

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SCC prepares students for changes in manufacturing

SCC prepares students for changes in manufacturing

The business of manufacturing has changed dramatically in recent years and Southwestern Community says it will keep up with the changing workforce by overhauling its manufacturing training program. With more than $1.5 million in grant funding secured over the winter, Southwestern has purchased advanced manufacturing equipment and hired longtime instructor Jim Falbo to coordinate a…

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Taste of Scotland comes to Franklin

Taste of Scotland comes to Franklin

Downtown Franklin is gearing up for a day of Scottish fun, food, music and culture for the whole family as the Taste of Scotland & Celtic Festival takes to the streets Saturday, June 14th.  This event celebrates Franklin’s deep Scottish heritage from 9:00am to 6:00pm. You’ll be able to sample authentic Scottish foods, see demos…

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Macon students begin summer break

Macon County students are set to begin their summer vacations later today as classes will dismiss for the year today at 11:30. Students will return to school on Monday, August 25. Congratulations to the Class of 2014 at Franklin High, Nantahala, Highlands, Union Academy, and Macon Early College!

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  • 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"
  • March 13, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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