Panther girls clip Pisgah

The Franklin Lady Panther basketball team held off the previously unbeaten Pisgah Sugar Bears Tuesday in Franklin’s home opener. Franklin’s Sarah Henson put up 19 points in the 51-48 win. Pisgah’s Sheridan Pressely led the Bears with 16 points. The Lady Panthers improve to 3-1 and Pisgah drops to 3-1. In the boy’s game: Pisgah…

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Macon Schools to get teacher input on salary increases

Macon County school officials want to hear from teachers regarding a state law that will grant salary increases to 25 percent of educators. The measure calls for administration to evaluate all teachers who have worked three years and base the raise on performance. Those selected will receive a $5,000 pay increase over the next four…

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Weatherization funding could take a hit

With winter approaching, keeping temperatures high and heating bills low is a concern for many North Carolinians, especially those living on limited incomes. The state receives just over $2 million a year in federal assistance to weatherize homes for people who qualify, but those funds could be cut significantly next month, when Congress faces another…

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Arrest Report

Arrest Report

Macon County Sheriff’s Deputies make two arrests for burglary-related charges. According to reports, 16-year-old Jonathan Wade, of Franklin, was charged with two felony counts of breaking and or entering, two counts of larceny, and two counts of possession of stolen goods. He was booked into the Detention Center on December 8, on a $1,500 bond.…

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Franklin’s Christmas in the Park helping those in need

Christmas in the Park will be held at the Macon County Veterans Park large pavilion every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, in the month of December until Dec. 22. There will be decorations, lights, music, cookies, and hot drinks. Clothes for needy families will also be available. Don’t forget to bring your letters for Santa to…

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County to elect chairman, vice-chair

The Macon County Board of Commissioners will hold their December meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at the courthouse. The board will begin the meeting with the election of chairman and vice-chairman for the commission and will then adopt the 2014 meeting schedule. In addition, commissioners will hear a report on expansion plans for Southwestern Community…

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Macon County Weather

Community Calendar

  • August 21, 2014 9:00 amSMOKY MOUNTAIN VETERAN STAND DOWN
  • August 21, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • August 22, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • August 26, 2014 6:30 pmLADIES NIGHT OUT
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