Macon’s Unemployment Rate Drops in June

Unemployment rates decreased in 81 of North Carolina’s counties in June. In Macon County June’s unemployment rate was 6.3 percent down from 6.7 percent in May and compared to June of last year the unemployment rate has dropped 2.7 percent. Across the state Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 12.1 percent while Currituck…

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Franklin Town Manager Addresses Needed Infrastructure Projects

During the joint meeting between the board of alderman and county commissioners Franklin Town Manager Summer Woodard taled about some upcoming projects the town will be working on in the next few months.  The town will be looking at the possible expansion of the town’s water plant. Woodard stated the town is looking at two…

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Focus on Franklin Tonight

Tonight Franklin Mayor Bob Scott has given an invitation to county and city officials to a program he is holding entitled called “Focus on Franklin,” at 7:00 pm at the town hall. The presentation by WCU’s Public Policy Institute will include general thoughts about the state of Franklin, including the positives about the town, as well…

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Arrest Report

A Franklin woman was arrested recently and charged with credit card fraud and obtaining money by false pretense. Tracie Bardwell 44 of addington place is being held at the detention center on $10,000 bond with a court date August 7th. In an unrelated incident Daniel Stanfield of Blackwater drive Franklin was charged with breaking and entering,…

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Duke Energy to Close Recreation Areas on Lake Glenville

It was announced yesterday that Duke Energy will begin recreation improvement work at the Pines Recreation Area on Lake Glenville and the Bear Creek Access Area on Bear Creek Lake in Jackson County on Aug. 5, 2014. Improvements to these sites will include new informational signage, vault toilets, parking improvements and fishing piers. The Pines…

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Operation Firecracker Statistics Released

The N.C. Department of Transportation and the Governor’s Highway Safety Program announced last week that 1,929 DWI arrests were made during “Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker” which ran from June 27 through July 6. In Macon County there were 8 DWI’s and 32 occupant restraint charges, 17 criminal violations and 194 other traffic…

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Community Calendar

  • April 18, 2015 8:00 amAMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
  • April 18, 2015 8:00 amBREAKFAST FAITHRAISER
  • April 23, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • April 24, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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