Macon noted as high-risk area for radon; free tests available

If you live in Macon County, the risk of radon being in your home is higher than normal—and state health officials are urging residents to ensure their house is safe from the gas. January is National Radon Action Month and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is helping Maconians check their homes for…

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Sheriff: Scammers tried to steal Social Security check

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office is warning on a new scam involving health insurance. According to authorities, a caller claims to sell health insurance and schedules a visit to your home. In a recent case, a male and female driving a blue vehicle with Florida plates came to victim’s residence as previously scheduled. After speaking…

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Carenet distributed 200 tons of food in 2013

More than 15,000 families received assistance in 2013 from local food ministry Carenet—that translates to a big year with over 23,000 individuals getting help according to Shaina Adkins, executive director at Carenet. “In terms of what was distributed out through the food pantry, soup meals, and our backpack program: that total was 410,340 pounds of…

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Town retreat set for Saturday

Budget priorities and Main Street parking are some of the issues up for discussion this Saturday as the Franklin Board of Aldermen will convene for their yearly retreat. Town leaders also plan to discuss other ongoing issues such as economic development, the water treatment facility, street paving, and town-owned vacant properties. The aldermen retreat will…

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MLK service day events planned in Franklin

Events celebrating of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. are planned in Franklin on Sunday and Monday. On Sunday, January 19, at 3 p.m. a special service will be held at the First United Methodist Church. The special guest speaker will be Franklin aldermen and author Barbara McCrae. Special music and other events are…

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Town ponders new zones for multi-family dwellings

The town of Franklin is rethinking how it zones multi-family residential dwellings. At the January meeting of the board of aldermen, town attorney John Henning Jr. informed the board that multi-family housing has little permitted by-rights the in town’s zoning. When the Unified Development Ordinance was passed, Henning said, multi-family units were not taken into…

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  • September 21, 2014 10:30 amLOUISA CHAPEL UMC OLD FASHIONED HOMECOMING
  • September 21, 2014 12:00 pmMACON CO. HORSE ASSO. HORSE SHOW
  • September 25, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • September 26, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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