Ruldoph’s memoirs published

Ruldoph’s memoirs published

Eric Rudolph, the Western North Carolina-based terrorist who became one of the FBI’s most-wanted suspects after a string of bombings in the 1990s, is giving away his version of his life story. His self-published autobiography, which was briefly for sale earlier this year, is now freely available online. Yesterday, the Virginia-based Army of God, a…

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AG Cooper: Tax changes should reduce power rates

Changes to state taxes that affect utilities should result in lower power rates for consumers, Attorney General Cooper told the Utilities Commission in a filing recently. “Overall lower taxes paid by utilities ought to mean lower bills for their customers,” Cooper said. “We’re asking the Utilities Commission to make sure that’s the case.” Increases in…

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Educators file suit to guard teacher tenure

A new North Carolina law that removes certain job protections for teachers and replaces them with employment contracts is drawing opposition from educators. A lawsuit was filed last week by the North Carolina Association of Educators against the law passed by the General Assembly this summer that takes away existing teacher tenure rights. “We believe…

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WCU prepares for 125th anniversary events

When the clock strikes midnight and Dec. 31 gives way to Jan. 1, the tolling of the bell won’t symbolize the start of just another typical new year at Western Carolina University. Instead, the first day of 2014 will mark the beginning of WCU’s 125th year of existence, and university faculty, staff and students are…

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Franklin P.D. warns of Craigslist scam

Franklin Police Chief David Adams said there has been a scam targeting Franklin residents involving the popular classified advertisements website Craigslist. “We’ve had some people apply for a local job on Craigslist. The person says they are out of town and needs some housekeeping done in the Franklin area. He will send them a check…

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Local teacher named tops in the region

A local teacher stands out among educators in the state’s 17 westernmost counties. It was announced December 19, that Melissa Faetz, of South Macon Elementary was selected as the Region 8 Teacher-of-the-Year. Faetz has taught at South Macon for the past ten years and was named Teacher of the Year for the Macon County School…

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  • September 4, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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