Gas expected to drop over Thanksgiving holiday

AAA Carolinas predicts 1.34 million in the state will travel 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving holiday as the lower gas prices are encouraging more people to hit the road. The Motor Club’s Tiffany Wright says the statewide average for regular unleaded is $2.77, down 57 cents from the price during the Labor…

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Road construction on hold for Thanksgiving

As the fall and winter travel seasons approach, the N.C. Department of Transportation is taking steps to help ensure motorists save money and time by suspending most road construction work across the state over the Thanksgiving holiday. Avoiding traffic delays will help ensure motorists can reach their destinations safely and efficiently, while cutting down on…

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First Presbyterian to host free Thanksgiving Meal

First Presbyterian to host free Thanksgiving Meal

First Presbyterian Church, at 26 Church Street in downtown Franklin, will host the Community Thanksgiving Dinner again this year on Thursday, November 27, from 12 noon until 2 p.m. at Tartan Hall. The meal is free but donations are gratefully accepted. Diners can enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, and take-meals can also be provided. Individuals interested in…

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Highlands, MEC make list of top 100 high schools

Two Macon County schools have made the list of the top 100 high schools in North Carolina. The list was compiled and ranked by Web site Niche.com using factors such as academics, health & safety, teachers, extracirriculars & activities, student culture & diversity, and others. Highlands School and Macon Early College both ranked in the…

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County offers official contract to manager

At the November meeting of the Macon Board of County Commissioners, county officials voted unanimously to offer an employment agreement contract to County Manager Derek Roland. Roland has served as the county manager for the last year without the protection of an employment contract. “A year ago when we were considering who to hire as…

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N.C. regains all jobs lost during recession, officials say

The North Carolina’s jobless rate in October dropped to 6.3 percent from 6.7 percent the month before. Commerce Dept. Spokesperson Larry Parker says North Carolina has recovered over 100 percent of the jobs lost since the recession (between February, 2008 to February, 2010). “It’s been a long climb back. We lost a lot of jobs…

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