Nonprofits make cases to town aldermen for funding

Nonprofits make cases to town aldermen for funding

Franklin-based nonprofit groups spoke before town leaders Monday night, making a pitch as to why their organization should get part of the town’s nonprofit funding pool. From helping residents afford needed medication to keeping the Reading Rover going, aldermen heard from a dozen applicants to the budgeted funds given out annually. Each non-profit could apply…

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Fast food important to N.C. economy

News of fast food workers striking and protesting has spread across the country—workers say they’re underpaid and want $15 an hour. Many workers in the industry earn the minimum wage of $7.25, but the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association defended the industry this week. Lynn Minges, president of the association, says 95 percent of…

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WCU tops 10,000 students, breaks record

WCU tops 10,000 students, breaks record

For the first time in its history, Western Carolina University has surpassed the 10,000 student mark. It was announced Tuesday that a new record for enrollment was set at 10,106 for the fall 2013 semester. That’s up five percent over last year’s tally of 9,608 students. University officials attributed a big part of the record…

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Maconians paying less for gas, but for how long?

Gas prices are up a few cents since Labor Day weekend with the statewide average at $3.51 a gallon. Over the holiday period, the North Carolina average was $3.47, the lowest point for gas on Labor Day since 2010 says Angela Vogel Daley with AAA Carolinas. “Labor Day 2011, gas prices were $3.57; in 2010,…

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Man tried to eldue arrest, deputies say

A Fort Brag man is taken into custody by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office after deputies say he tried to flee them. On Friday, 21-year-old Adrian Alfonso Diez was arrested by Deputies charged with a felony count of eluding arrest with a motor vehicle. Reckless driving and unsafe passing add to the charges Diez faces.…

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Genealogoy seminar offered at library

“Who do you think you are?” is an age old question you may get help answering as the Silas McDowell Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will host a free genealogy seminar to assist people in their search for their ancestors at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, September 14 at the Macon County Library in…

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