Library to assist residents with ACA open enrollment

On October 1, open enrollment begins for the Health Insurance Marketplace, a new way to find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. The Fontana Regional Library system is learning all it can to help patrons gain access to the information they need regarding available resources in our area. Once the Marketplace…

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March of Dimes fundraiser in Franklin Saturday

March of Dimes fundraiser in Franklin Saturday

An organization that has helped save the lives of babies for the past 75 years will hold special event in Franklin this weekend. A lot fun things are planned at the March of Dimes “Babies, Boots, and BBQ” this Saturday beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Bloesma Barn on Patton Road. Jennifer Hollifield has been…

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Residents gaining insight through Sheriff’s Citizen Academy

Residents gaining insight through Sheriff’s Citizen Academy

For the last several weeks, local citizens and officials including members of the local press, school system and government, have gathered at the sheriff’s office to participate in Macon County’s first Sheriff’s Citizen Academy. As the 10 week session begins to wind down, participants have had a great time while learning firsthand what really goes…

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State health officials: Prep for flu season now

With flu cases already appearing, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging all North Carolinians to protect themselves by getting the flu vaccine. While it is too soon to tell how severe this year’s influenza season will be, public health experts see recent events as a good opportunity to remind people how…

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WNC economic index gains steam

Job gains in counties across western mountains have spurred the Western North Carolina Economic Index, a barometer of the region’s economic activity. The index is complied each month by Appalachian State University, and for July, it increased by a full point– the biggest increase since the end of the Great Recession in 2009. In July,…

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TN man charged with attempted rape

A Tennessee man is expected in Macon County court Thursday after being charged with attempted rape. The suspect, 28-year-old Nathan Keith Vega, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, was taken into custody on September 11 by Macon County Sheriff’s Deputies. Vega is charged with a felony count of attempted aggravated statutory rape. His bond was set at $40,000.…

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Community Calendar

  • September 18, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • September 19, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • September 20, 2014 7:00 amPANCAKE BREAKFAST FUND RAISER
  • September 20, 2014 8:00 amHICKORY KNOLL BREAKFAST FAITHRAISER
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