Maconians receive WIC benefits again

Eligible Macon County residents are receiving WIC benefits again. The program to aid woman, infants, and children was shutdown a few days go—but a new funding strategy will keep it afloat. Macon County Health Director Jim Bruckner says the department has refunded the program with money from last year, approved by the legislature, and new…

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Donation paves way for Memorial Garden at library

A generous donation to the Macon County Library will provide the means for a Memorial Garden on the grounds. County Commissions approved the request by Library Director Karen Wallace on Tuesday—Wallace said Nancy Ramsey has donated $10,000 to the county library to establish the memorial garden in honor of her sister, Virginia Nancy Ramsey, a…

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Local agencies hit by federal shutdown

The importance of resolving the federal shutdown is becoming more evident as the funding lapse is trickling down into critical programs in Macon County. Macon County Social Services Director Jane Kimsey and Public Health Jim Bruckner spoke with County Commissioners this week –they say the shutdown’s impact is getting worse as it continues. Bruckner told…

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N.C. DOT cautions drivers on deer

N.C. DOT cautions drivers on deer

With the arrival of the fall season, drivers on North Carolina roads need to be on the alert for an increase in the possibility of collisions with deer. About 90 percent of all reported animal-related crashes involve deer, and 50 percent of those crashes traditionally take place in the months of October through December. A…

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Man charged with felony assault, strangulation

Multiple assault charges land a 23-year-old Franklin man behind bars. Reports filed by Macon County Sheriff’s Deputies indicate the suspect, Jose Ignacio Ramirez Garita, was arrested October 4 and charged with felony counts of assault inflicting serious bodily injury and assault by strangulation. He was also charged with misdemeanor assault on a female. Garita was…

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Hay Rides to benefit Special Olympics

Residents can look for a ‘fun’ fundraiser a little bit later this month that will support the Special Olympics. On Saturday, October 26, fall hayrides will be going on at the Parker Meadows property, located on Maxwell home Road, just west of Franklin (signs will be posted). From 4-6 p.m. there will be some ‘not so…

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  • October 2, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • October 3, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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