Forest Service: Permit required to collect firewood

Forest Service: Permit required to collect firewood

As temperatures begin to dip, many of us start thinking about heating our homes during the cold months. For some folks, this means stocking up on firewood for the fireplace or wood stove. The national forests in North Carolina are among the places residents can go to obtain firewood for personal use. Each year, approximately…

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AG warns of new iTunes scam

Scammers may be using the popular iTunes music service to con you out of personal information—this comes as a new alert from the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office. A North Carolina resident reported getting a “Dear Customer” email that Apple had temporarily restricted her iTunes account for security reasons. The email provided a link where…

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Macon County Fair opens this week

Macon County Fair opens this week

Legacy of Yesterday…Promise of Tomorrow—that’s the theme for the 61st annual Macon County Fair set to open its doors Wednesday, September 17, at 1:00 p.m. at the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center in Franklin. Macon County Cooperative Extension Director Alan Durden says there’s something for everyone to enjoy at this fun and educational event. “If you…

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County approves funding for softball batting cage

In recent years, county commissioners have invested a great deal toward recreation improvements for the citizens of Macon County. The county’s girls’ softball programs are the most recent to benefit from the board’s commitment to recreation with the approval of funding for a new girls’ batting cage. After a motion from Commissioner Ronnie Beale with…

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Free stream assessment workshop offered

Free stream assessment workshop offered

A free workshop is being held Thursday, September 25th from 4pm-6pm at the Hambige Center for Creative Arts and Sciences in Rabun Gap, Ga. to teach a stream monitoring concept known as Stream Visual Assessment Protocol, or SVAP. Stream Visual Assessment Protocol requires no advanced training or expensive tools. It is a form of stream…

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Franklin holds off Swain, improves to 3-0

The Franklin Panther football team improves to 3-0 on the 2014 season after a convincing win at Swain County Friday night. The Panthers racked up all 24 of their points in the first half with a field goal, two touchdown runs, and a touchdown pass. The Maroon Devils got on the scoreboard in the second…

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Community Calendar

  • May 22, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • May 28, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • May 29, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • June 4, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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