Officials investigate canoe incident on Nantahala Lake

An outing on Nantahala Lake Friday turns bad as a canoe overturns and two are taken to a nearby hospital. Emergency officials were dispatched to the lake at approximately 3:30 p.m. to a report of a canoe carrying two adults and two children that had overturned. Nantahala Fire and Rescue, Cullasaja, and Cowee rescue teams pulled…

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Franklin’s Simpson named SoCon Player of the Week

Franklin’s Simpson named SoCon Player of the Week

Western Carolina guard Lindsay Simpson was named the SoCon Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, for games of Dec. 16-21. Simpson averaged 17.0 points per game while recording a .545 (18-33) shooting percentage from the field to key the Catamounts to a 2-1 in a recent run. The junior earned the majority of her points…

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NCAG: Consumers should benefit from utility tax cuts

Changes in state law that resulted in lower taxes on utility profits should mean lower rates for consumers, according Attorney General Roy Cooper. In a notice of appeal filed, Cooper said he’ll ask the North Carolina Court of Appeals to overturn a decision by the North Carolina Utilities Commission that resulted in some utilities benefiting from corporate…

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Franklin Lion’s to celebrate 75th year

Franklin Lion’s to celebrate 75th year

On Saturday, January 10, Franklin Lion Club members will be at K-Mart to celebrate Melvin B. Jones birthday and their 75th year with free vision screening. Instead of a party with a large dinner as many other organizations do to celebrate anniversaries, the Franklin Lion’s Club is giving back to the community as we have…

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Goodwill donation to help Macon Program for Progress

Goodwill donation to help Macon Program for Progress

Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina has made a donation to Macon Program for Progress (MPP), that will support the Franklin-based non-profit’s self-sufficiency program. Goodwill provides a wide range of training, placement and workforce development services in 31 North Carolina counties, including Macon County. Goodwill partners with community colleges, businesses and government agencies to provide its…

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Local children ‘Shop with a Cop’

Local children ‘Shop with a Cop’

More than 250 local children in need will have a brighter Christmas thanks to the efforts of the community and local law enforcement. On Friday, the children, which included those from across Macon County, and foster children from other counties took part in the annual Shop with a Cop event. The children were paired with…

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Macon County Weather

Community Calendar

  • September 1, 2015 3:30 pmCOWEE FARMERS MARKET
  • September 5, 2015 8:00 amMACON COUNTY SR. GAMES FLEA MARKET
  • September 5, 2015 10:00 amAL-ANON MEETING
  • September 8, 2015 10:00 amRED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
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