25 percent plan struck down in all NC counties

25 percent plan struck down in all NC counties

The controversial 25 percent teacher selection mandate has officially been halted. At the board of education’s June meeting, Macon County School Board Attorney John Henning Jr. announced the law which would have selected 25 percent of a district’s eligible teachers for raises in exchange for career rights has been struck down in all North Carolina…

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Public comment underway for DOT planning in WNC

Changes are coming to the way the North Carolina DOT funds its transportation project and transportation officials want to hear your thoughts on what’s important. The Strategic Transportation Law overhauls the way the state funds transportation improvements, allowing the N.C. Department of Transportation to make more efficient use of its existing revenues to fund more investments…

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Melanoma: topic of Tuesday’s Ladies Night Out

At the upcoming June 24, 2014 Ladies Night Out Program, the topic will be Melanoma Awareness.  Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer and is the leading cause of death from skin disease.  The guest speaker will be Dr. San Ho Choi. Remember that there are two meetings.  The first meeting will be…

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Chamber announces July 4th cornhole tournament

Chamber announces July 4th cornhole tournament

Get ready for the Annual  4th of July Cornhole Tournament presented by the Franklin Chamber of Commerce and ServPro of Nantahala on Friday, July 4, 2014.  The Cornhole Tournament will kick off the Fireworks in the Park at the Macon County Veterans Memorial Recreation Park, just south of town on U.S. Highway 441. The Cornhole…

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Macon Schools considering free meals for all students

Macon County School Officials say they’re looking at plan that would provide free meals to all students in the school system. The federal program, known as the Community Eligibility Option, was discussed at the June meeting of the Board of Education. According to Child Nutrition Director Kim Terrell, the program would provide free breakfast and…

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AAA: Iraq crisis expected to have small impact on gas prices

Could the Iraqi crisis may impact gas prices right here? The impact may not be as large as you might think, according to Triple A Carolinas. Tom Crosby from the motor club says that he does not expect the slight increase to halt summer travel plans. “The nervousness that’s happening over there is going to…

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