Halloween in the Park announced

The Macon County Rec. Park has announced details on this year’s Halloween in the Park event. This year, Halloween in the Park will take place on Halloween, Thursday, October 31 from 5:30 to 8: 00 p.m. The event offers a safe place for children to trick or treat as well as play on several inflatables…

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Stream projects in Macon get Duke funding

Duke Energy has approved the funding of seven riparian (streamside) habitat enhancement projects in the watersheds and tailwaters of its Nantahala area hydroelectric projects. Grant funds total $109,057 and matching and in-kind funds for the projects total $406,873.62. Duke Energy established the Riparian Habitat Enhancement Fund as a commitment in the Tuckasegee Cooperative Stakeholder Team…

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Woman found near Coweeta Lab identified

The woman found dead on Tuesday afternoon near Coweeta Lab has been identified as 39-year-old Shelly Ann Burris of both Anderson, S.C. and Franklin, N.C. Burris’ body was discovered by a group of bear hunters, who found her found in a creek. An autopsy is being conducted to confirm the cause of death. That information…

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PumpkinFest comes to town

PumpkinFest comes to town

Historic Downtown Franklin, North Carolina is gearing up for its 17th Annual PumpkinFest to be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. During this event you can take part in some traditional and some very non-traditional fall festivities. Bring your pumpkin or purchase one downtown (limited supply) and sign up…

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NC Utilities Commission stands by Duke rate decision

This week North Carolina energy regulators say they made the right decision when they granted Duke Energy a 7.2 percent rate hike in January 2012. According to the Asheville Citizen-Times, the rate increase was reviewed by the commission on Wednesday after a challenged issued by Attorney General Roy Cooper. The Utilities Commission upheld their decision…

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Parkdale expanding, adding jobs

(by Charles Robertson) A local employer reveals plans to expand and add more jobs. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced this week that Parkdale Mills, the largest spun yarn manufacturer in the country, will expand its production plants in Rabun Gap, creating 210 new jobs in the area and investing $85 million. “When a successful Georgia…

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