Master Gardener Program accepting applicatons

North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Macon County is taking applications for participation in the 2014 Master Gardener Program. The Master Gardener Program is a short course in horticulture provided each year by North Carolina Cooperative Extension to help home gardeners gain a better understanding of gardening and plants. Cooperative Extension Director Alan Durden says the…

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Town names new planner

Town names new planner

The town of Franklin has named a new planner. At the Monday meeting of the board of aldermen, town manager Warren Cabe announced that Justin Setser will become the next planner for the town. Setser, who works as a Geographical Information System analyst with the county, will fill the position vacated by Derek Roland, who…

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Positive trends, concerns noted in 2013 Macon County Health Report

Macon County Public Health recently issued Macon County’s State of the County’s Health Report (SOTCH) for the calendar year of 2013. The purpose of this report is to inform community members, leaders, and organizations about Macon County’s progress on certain health issues. It also provides the most current data on a number of leading health…

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N.C. Wildlife public hearing next week

N.C. Wildlife public hearing next week

Over 40 changes to hunting and fishing regulations are planned and if you want to comment on them, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting a public hearing in Murphy on January 14. The hearing, is one of nine planned across the state, and begins at 7 p.m. at Tri-County Community College. The Wildlife Resources…

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N.C. Medicaid card mix-up

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services recently announced that it mailed 48,752 Medicaid cards for North Carolina children to the wrong addresses. According to DHHS, the cards include children’s names, Medicaid identification numbers, dates of birth and the names and addresses of their primary care physicians but do not contain Social Security…

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Closings and Delays for 01/08

Closings and Delays for 01/08

- Macon County Schools: FRANKLIN AREA 2 Hour Delay - Jackson County Schools:  SMOKY MT DISTRICT 2 Hour Delay - Jackson County Schools:  BLUE RIDGE DISTRICT IS CLOSED - Macon Program for Progress: LATE START SCHEDULE - Trimont Christian Academy: 2 Hour Delay  

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Community Calendar

  • December 25, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • December 26, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • January 1, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • January 2, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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