Survey: Most North Carolinians support teacher pay raise

Ninety-percent of North Carolina registered voters want to see a pay raise for teachers—this according to a new survey just out. The poll, conducted by Best Schools NC, also revealed 82 percent want to see pay increases for educators come from the current budget and not by raising taxes—and 52 percent say pay should be…

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Town Planners to discuss ‘outdoor goods displays’

On Monday, the town Franklin Planning Board will begin work on making their recommendation for a consideration to change a town ordinance that regulates the outdoor display of goods. Planners were tasked with reviewing the Unified Development Ordinance that pertains to outdoor displays after several complaints were taken by the town that outdoor good displays…

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Forest Service to begin next phase of land management revision

The next phase of revision of the Land and Resource Management Plan for the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests is underway. U.S. Forest Service officials say they’ve receive a large amount of public input since the assessment of the plan began in 2012—with many comments coming from Macon County citizens. As the next phase of…

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Movie promotion could be big for Carenet

Movie promotion could be big for Carenet

Ruby Cinemas, Macon Bank, and Macon County Carenet are collaborating on a promotion this month that could result in some big help for the local food pantry. On Saturday, March 22, and Tuesday, March 25, Ruby Cinemas will feature limited screenings of the film God’s Not Dead as part of the fundraiser. “The trailer for…

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Applications accepted for 2nd MCSO Citizens Academy

Applications accepted for 2nd MCSO Citizens Academy

Applications for the second annual Citizens Academy are being accepted by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office. Residents who want to learn more and get an inside look at the Sheriff’s Office operations can sign up for the academy, which beings April 3 and runs for 10 consecutive weeks. Classes will be on Thursdays from 6-8…

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Panther baseball team hoping for improved season

The Franklin Panther Varsity baseball is off to a solid start this season and will open up conference play tonight at Brevard at 7 p.m. The Panthers (3-2) have already won half as many games as they did last year with an inexperienced team. “There was a lot of talk about only winning six games…

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Community Calendar

  • November 20, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • November 20, 2014 6:30 pmGEM & MINERAL SOCIETY MEETING
  • November 21, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • November 27, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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