Macon Aero Modelers Aviation Day to support Wounded Warrior Project

Macon Aero Modelers Aviation Day to support Wounded Warrior Project

The Macon Aero Modelers Club, in support of and raising funds for the Wounded Warrior Project, will celebrate National Model Aviation Day as part of the Academy of Model Aeronautic’s (AMA) mission to promote model aviation on Saturday, August 17. It will be held at the club’s flying field in Otto, beginning at 9 AM.…

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Flood watch posted for Macon

Forecasted heavy rains for the western mountains have prompted a flash flood watch from the National Weather Service for Macon and surrounding counties. Numerous shows and thunderstorms could develop across the Western Carolinas and Northeast Georgia today and tonight. The thunderstorms are expected to move slowly and produce locally very heavy rain. Some areas, which…

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Pickin’ coming back to town square

Pickin’ coming back to town square

At the August board meeting, the Franklin Board of Aldermen voted unanimously to return Pickin’ on the Square to its original location at the downtown gazebo for the remainder of the season. Town officials hope that this popular summer entertainment venue will return to the square as soon as it can be switched back. This…

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Mountain DOT division gets new engineer

The N.C. Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that Ed Green has been named the new Division 14 Engineer for the state’s 10 westernmost counties. Green most recently served as Maintenance Engineer in NCDOT’s Division 13. Effective Aug. 6, 2013, Joel Setzer is no longer serving as Division 14 Engineer. Setzer will remain with NCDOT as…

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State taking a second look at number of tests for students

North Carolina schools have been in the news a lot this summer, mainly for budgetary issues, but now focus is turning to the curriculum. Governor Pat McCrory says he will reduce the number of required tests that are given to students. Eric Guckian is the senior education advisor to Governor McCroy. He says North Carolina…

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NC officials continue probe of Norton Creek Farms

Investigators with the North Carolina Department of Labor said Tuesday that carbon monoxide was detected at Norton Creek Farms, where a man was killed Friday night and several others made sick. However, no conclusion has been made–and it could take months to determine what caused the tragic incident officials first thought was a Freon leak.…

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Community Calendar

  • 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
  • May 14, 2014 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
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