Franklin residents sought for cancer prevention study

The American Cancer Society’s Epidemiology Research Program is inviting men and women, in the Franklin area, between the ages of 30 and 65 years who have never personally been diagnosed with cancer to join a historic study. It’s part of the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study 3 and you can enroll at Angel Medical…

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Burr defends N.C.

Issues such as the voter ID law, tax reform, and education have put North Carolina in the center of a lot of news this year, but not all of it has been positive. Some reports suggest the state’s reputation as a progressive leader in the south has been tarnished; however, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R)…

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Superintendent Baldwin to give school update at LWV program

On Thursday, September 12, the League of Women Voters of Macon County will host a program featuring new superintendent of schools for Macon County, Dr. Chris Baldwin. Dr. Baldwin is a native of Nantahala and previously has served as principal of Nantahala School and of Franklin High School, winning numerous awards for himself and his…

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World kayaking championships coming to NOC

World kayaking championships coming to NOC

Western North Carolina is just days away from hosting the world championship of kayaking at the Nantahala Outdoor Center. The Nantahala Freestyle World Championships begin Monday, September 2, at 6 p.m. with opening ceremonies in Bryson City and continue through the week with daily freestyle competition on the Nantahala “2013 Wave”. The championships conclude on…

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Macon jobless rate slips below 9 percent

The jobless rate in Macon County showed improvement last month—this according to numbers just released from the North Carolina Department of Commerce. In July, the unemployment rate was trimmed by nearly a percent point, falling from 9.7 to 8.9 percent from June. The report indicated that 1,470 Maconians were seeking employment in July—out of the…

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Bow season starts Sept. 9

Bow season starts Sept. 9

With archery season for deer hunting approaching, the U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina reminds hunters and non-hunters to practice safety when visiting National Forest Land. The bow deer season starts Sept. 9 in parts of western North Carolina. Hunters and non-hunters should follow simple steps to ensure they return home safely during…

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  • July 22, 2014 6:30 pmVACATION BIBLE SCHOOL @ EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
  • July 23, 2014 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
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