Macon jobless drops 4 percent from year ago

The jobless rate for Macon County declined again for November, according to new figures out from the state department of commerce. The unemployment rate dipped locally from 7.6 in October to 7.2 percent in November. Compared to November 2012, the jobless rate in Macon County is nearly four percent lower. “We know that North Carolina…

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Lady Panthers continue impressive season

The Franklin Lady Panther hoops team remains atop the conference after a win over the West Henderson Lady Falcons Wednesday night. Franklin’s Mariah Wallace and Sarah Henson led all scorers with 14 each. The final was Franklin 62, West Henderson 30. The Lady Panthers improve to 11-1 on the season. And in the boy’s game…

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Master Gardener Program accepting applicatons

North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Macon County is taking applications for participation in the 2014 Master Gardener Program. The Master Gardener Program is a short course in horticulture provided each year by North Carolina Cooperative Extension to help home gardeners gain a better understanding of gardening and plants. Cooperative Extension Director Alan Durden says the…

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Town names new planner

Town names new planner

The town of Franklin has named a new planner. At the Monday meeting of the board of aldermen, town manager Warren Cabe announced that Justin Setser will become the next planner for the town. Setser, who works as a Geographical Information System analyst with the county, will fill the position vacated by Derek Roland, who…

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Positive trends, concerns noted in 2013 Macon County Health Report

Macon County Public Health recently issued Macon County’s State of the County’s Health Report (SOTCH) for the calendar year of 2013. The purpose of this report is to inform community members, leaders, and organizations about Macon County’s progress on certain health issues. It also provides the most current data on a number of leading health…

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N.C. Wildlife public hearing next week

N.C. Wildlife public hearing next week

Over 40 changes to hunting and fishing regulations are planned and if you want to comment on them, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting a public hearing in Murphy on January 14. The hearing, is one of nine planned across the state, and begins at 7 p.m. at Tri-County Community College. The Wildlife Resources…

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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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