Report on cost of fast food to N.C.

A new report estimates the fast food industry costs North Carolina $264 million for public assistance that fast-food workers need to make up for the low wages they are paid. Jeanette Lynn makes $7.25 an hour at her job at a national fast food chain. She is one of 66,000 fast food workers in North…

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Veterans honored in Macon County

Veterans honored in Macon County

Local residents lined Main Street and town square showing support during Monday’s Special Parade and Ceremony for Veterans. The key note speaker for the event was retired Macon County Manager Jack Horton, who is a Veteran himself. “The actions of our servicemen and women have changed the course of history. They have touched lives and…

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Bundle Up: Cold blast on the way

Bundle Up: Cold blast on the way

The western North Carolina Mountains are in some for much colder air over the next couple of days as a cold front pushes into the region. Forecasters have pulled back their prediction of a wintry mix of precipitation, but it will indeed be cold. Temperatures in the Franklin area will fall to around 21 tonight…

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Norton Creek fined

The North Carolina Department of Labor is taking action against a local business after the death of an employee this summer. Norton Creek Farms has received two alleged serious violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of North Carolina and have been fined $8,400. The violations stem from an August 2 gas leak in…

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Ladies Night Out program this evening

At the upcoming November 12, 2013 Ladies Night Out Program, the topic will be Lung Cancer. Most people know that smoking causes cancer, but may not realize how many nonsmokers get lung cancer, too. Every year, about 16,000 to 24,000 Americans die of lung cancer, even though they have never smoked. In fact, if lung…

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New app locates registered sex offenders

North Carolinians can now find out about nearby sex offenders more quickly and easily. The North Carolina Department of Justice has introduced a mobile app that allows you to search the state’s sex offender registry. Scott Glawson, Chief Information Officer at the NCDOJ says the program provides the ability to search for sex offenders by…

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Macon County Weather

Community Calendar

  • 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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