Less North Carolinians to travel this Fourth

AAA Carolinas is predicting fewer North Carolinians to travel during this Fourth of July week compared to last year. One reason for the prediction, according to Angela Vogel Daley, spokesperson for AAA Carolinas is Independence Day is on a Thursday. “When it falls on a Thursday, many people have to come back to work on…

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Town repeals portion of Amusement Ordinance

Town of Franklin leaders have cleared the way for establishments to provide pool tables and serve alcohol, after repealing part of a 1948 ordinance that banned the two activities in same place. The matter was brought to a vote during the Monday meeting of Franklin Aldermen; however, not all of the board was eager to…

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Rainy outlook in Macon

Macon and surrounding areas have experienced higher than normal amounts of rain since the start of 2013, and the Fourth of July Holiday week appears it will follow that trend. A flood watch remains in effect until Wednesday evening with rain chances predicted each day this week. State Climatologist Ryan Boyles says the western Mountains…

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Smokies cautions against water recreation this week

Smokies cautions against water recreation this week

Rangers with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are cautioning against water recreation in the park this week including an area popular with locals. Weather forecasts for the Fourth of July holiday week include heavy rain and thunderstorms which can cause river levels to rise rapidly. Over the last several weeks, Smokies park rangers have…

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Franklin fireworks moved to Saturday due to rain chances

The Franklin Chamber of Commerce announced the 4th of July Fireworks in the Park has been rescheduled from Thursday to Saturday due to the threat of heavy rain all day on Thursday. All scheduled events will take place same time on Saturday—with the exception of musical groups My Highway and Southern Appalachian Boys—who will not…

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Baldwin sworn-in as Superintendent

Baldwin sworn-in as Superintendent

A new chapter in Macon County Schools began Monday with the swearing-in ceremony of Dr. Chris Baldwin as Superintendent. Baldwin took the Oath of Office, administered by Clerk of Court Vic Perry, at the Central Office Monday morning. He plans to begin meeting with school principals in near future, “Initially, I want to get out…

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