Education rally planned in Franklin

A group of Macon County residents is hoping to send a message that they are concerned about what’s been happening in the Legislature regarding schools. A Walk 4 Education is planned in Franklin Friday at 3:30 p.m. and school personnel, students, and concerned community members are encouraged to take part. Organizers say they want to…

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Local company gets bid on broadband project

Building a network to offer high-speed access to the internet is one thing, maintaining it is another. A Sylva, North Carolina company appears to be in line for a contract worth nearly $500 thousand to maintain Oconee County, South Carolina’s broadband project, a network of about 250 miles of fiber optic cable and conduit infrastructure.…

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Construction underway for connector near SCC Jackson Campus

Drivers will notice construction has begun on a road project to connect N.C. 116 to N.C. 107, but there should not be any impacts for drivers right now, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation. “There may be some water and sewer work going on, but as far as changing entrances and major detours,…

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Visitor spending rises in Macon County

Macon County saw a nearly eight percent jump in visitor spending in 2012—this according to a report just out from the Department of Commerce. Tourism dollars totaling more than$135 million were spent in Macon County last year, up 7.6 percent over 2011. The visitor spending resulted in a nearly $23 million payroll income for Macon…

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Rain may dampen WNC fall colors

Rain may dampen WNC fall colors

The record rainfall received in the mountains this year may mean less vibrant fall foliage in western North Carolina. Kathy Mathews, biology professor at Western Carolina University, specializes in plant systematic, and is out with her annual fall color prediction. Mathews says vibrant foliage correlates with drier conditions in the spring and summer. She says…

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Resurfacing projects to get prioritized by Franklin

At their August board meeting, the Franklin Board of Aldermen approved a Street Maintenance Ranking System to evaluate the 156 streets in Franklin. Realizing that the town doesn’t have a good system for determining which streets need to be repaired, Town Manager Warren Cabe and Land Use Administrator Derek Roland developed a ranking system to…

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  • April 21, 2014 6:00 pm"HIS TABLE" FREE DINNER
  • April 26, 2014 8:00 amKYLE MORGAN BENEFIT
  • April 28, 2014 6:00 pm"HIS TABLE" FREE DINNER
  • April 30, 2014 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
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