Maconians can enroll this week in cancer prevention study

Macon County residents are asked to help with a large-scale cancer prevention study to help researchers get closer to a cure. You can enrollment in the Cancer Prevention Study-3 on Wednesday and Thursday at Angel Medical Center. The American Cancer Society is seeking residents who haven’t been diagnosed with cancer and are between the ages…

Read more »

Autumn foliage forecast a bit brighter

The summer’s heavy rain lead many experts to forecast a less-than-spectacular season for fall color, but recent weather patterns may change that. The dry and sunny conditions since August could brighten up the autumn foliage—according to forecasters such as Dr. Kathy Mathews, a biology professor at Western Carolina University. Mathews indicated a dry pattern in…

Read more »

N.C. jobless rate down slightly in August

North Carolina’s jobless rate was down in August, but so was the number of people seeking work. “There’s two components that make up the labor force—those working and those not working, but actively seeking work. What happens around this time of year is you get a lot people leaving the labor force because their losing…

Read more »

Meet the candidates event tonight

Come meet candidates for town office on Tuesday, September 24 at 6:30 pm at Macon Bank Corporate Center in Franklin. All ten candidates for the three available alderman seats will be present, as will the two candidates for mayor. Each candidate will have a chance to speak and there will also be time to talk…

Read more »

Franklin solider dies in Afghanistan

The military is investigating the death of a Franklin solider who died on Thursday serving in Afghanistan, while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Army Sgt. William D. Brown III, 44, died Thursday, Sept. 19, in Laghman Province, Afghanistan, from a non-combat incident, according to a Department of Defense announcement on Saturday. Brown was assigned to the…

Read more »

Commission meeting round-up: guardrail sought on Patton Rd., finance dept. honored

Commission meeting round-up: guardrail sought on Patton Rd., finance dept. honored

Local residents say a section of Patton Road in Franklin is dangerous and a guardrail is needed—now county commissioners are getting involved and asking the North Carolina DOT to take a second look at the situation. Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution at their September meeting formally asking the new DOT District Engineer to come to…

Read more »

Macon County Weather

Community Calendar

  • November 13, 2013 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
  • July 24, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • July 24, 2014 6:30 pmVACATION BIBLE SCHOOL @ EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
  • July 25, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
AEC v1.0.4

Images of Macon