Town board split over new committees

In their first meeting of the year, there has already been some dissent among the new look board of Franklin aldermen. The issue: new committees proposed for town board members. Specifically, the new committees or liaisons, would serve East Franklin School and recreation At the board’s January 6 meeting, Mayor Scott brought the issue to…

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Gunshots startle citizens, man arrested

Gunshots startle citizens, man arrested

Some late night gun shots Friday lead to the arrest of a Franklin man. A call to 911 reported a gunshot near a Macon County residence, in the Cartoogechaye community, and then a knock at the door. Sheriff’s Deputies were en route when another shot was reportedly fired. Officers arrived and found a man, identified…

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Insurers file for 26 percent hike for Macon County homeowners

Homeowner’s insurance writers are seeking higher rates for homeowners in North Carolina. On January 3, the N.C. Rate Bureau filed new rate requests, on behalf of insurers, with the department of insurance asking for an average rate hike of 25.3 percent, varying by territory. Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Jackson and Macon Counties would see a 25.9…

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Carenet seeking volunteers

From filing backpacks for the backpack program to working in the food pantry, local food ministry Carenet says they need volunteers now more than ever. After distributing over 410,000 pounds of food in 2013, Carenet Director Shaina Adkins says lots of opportunities are available for interested volunteers. “We wanting to meet the need in this…

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Macon residents invited to NCDOT open house

The N.C. Department of Transportation wants to hear from you regarding their transportation priorities as part of its efforts to implement the state’s new Strategic Transportation Investments law. Signed into law last summer, the “Strategic Transportation Investments,” overhauls the way North Carolina funds transportation improvements, allowing NCDOT to make more efficient use of its existing…

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Macon Board of Ed joins lawsuit against private school vouchers

A measure that would draw funding for North Carolina’s private schools from public funds is drawing opposition from the Macon County school board. The board voted unanimously Thursday to join the lawsuit filed by the North Carolina School Boards Association challenging the law over private school vouchers. Under the terms of the law, private schools…

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  • November 24, 2014 6:00 pmTHANKSGIVING PRAYER SERVICE
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