Initiative to increase activity in Macon County begins

A county-wide effort to increase physical activity among local residents is underway. The program, being organized by Macon Public Health’s Healthy Carolinians, is known as Leading the Way to Wellness and it involves elected officials and others leading walks in the community. Dawn Wilde, Community Health Promotion Supervisor, says the campaign arose after the latest…

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Committee recommends stopping common core in N.C. schools

The Common Core standards that were adopted in 2010 were implemented during the 2012 school year may have a short life in North Carolina classrooms. The federal standards have drawn criticism from some North Carolinians, and now a study committee has recommended to the full General Assembly a law be passed to prevent furthering Common…

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Board of Ed. approves plan to offer teacher raises

After struggling to find a fair to way to do it, the Macon County Board of Education has decided on a way to choose 25 percent of eligible teachers to receive a pay raise and contract per state law. The board approved a measure that would use a lottery system to select 68 teachers at…

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School board approves administrative changes

The Macon County School Board accepted the resignation of the district’s Personnel Director Dan Moore at their meeting held April 28. Moore has accepted employment with another school district; the board voted unanimously to fill Moore’s position with Macon County school administrator Terry Bell on a contractual basis. Bell has held roles at the central…

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Hearing draws no opposition to borrowing for Parker Meadows

On Tuesday at the board of commissioners meeting, local residents got a chance to review and comment on a proposed financing package that would help fund the Parker Meadows Recreation Park—and those who did—only expressed support. “Any time something involves real property, the county is required to hold a public hearing to disclose the terms…

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Panthers clip North Henderson as season winds down

The Franklin Panther varsity baseball team edges out North Henderson 3-2 on the road Wednesday afternoon. It’s the second straight win for the Panthers and improves Franklin’s record to 8-12 and 3-8 in the conference for the season. With three games left in the regular season, the Panthers return home Friday to host East Henderson…

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