Ingles sales up $51 million in first half of Fiscal 2013

Asheville-based Ingles Markets, Incorporated is reporting higher sales and net income for both the second quarter and entire first half of fiscal year 2013. Second quarter net sales rose $36.9 million to $918.6 million and net income increased to $8.1 million, compared with net income of $6.5 million for the prior year’s second quarter. For…

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WNC Livestock Center extends hand to Macon cattle farmers

Cattlemen in Macon County and other parts of the mountains are now getting some help transporting livestock to the Western North Carolina Regional Livestock Center in Canton. The center, which opened in 2011, ended a five year hiatus in which in which the western mountains had no central place to conduct livestock trades. Representatives of…

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Town tables decision on indoor gun range

Franklin aldermen are not quite ready to make changes to a town ordinance that would permit a gun range within town limits. After being approached by a citizen asking for permission to open a gun range, town leaders have considered adding a provision to allow discharge of firearms within indoor gun ranges that are properly…

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Former Macon County leaders talk past and present issues

Former Macon County leaders talk past and present issues

A group of former Macon County Commissioners from the past 44 years shared stories from the past as well current concerns at Thursday’s League of Women Voters Program. The idea was inspired by local historian Barbara McCrae who also helped to keep the discussion going. The county’s first County Manager, Ronald Winecoff (1969) as well…

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Bill would reaffirm NC students’ right to pray

A bill that would reaffirm the right to pray for North Carolina students is moving through the Senate. Senator Ralph Hise introduced the legislation Thursday after an incident in McDowell County where a student was not allowed to read a poem about prayer. “The student and her family were told by the teachers and administrators…

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Concern citizens to meet with Senator Davis about synthetic drugs

Concerned citizens of Macon County are planning a meeting with State Senator Jim Davis this afternoon at 5:15 p.m. They want to talk to him about growing concerns of synthetic drugs and their impact on local youth. The products, sold in Macon County, harbor dangerous side effects, and are highly addictive. The concerned residents are…

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