Angel CEO takes on ice bucket challenge

This afternoon at 2:00pm, Jim Bross, Angel Medical Center CEO, is going to accept the icy challenge to rally for ALS.  The community is invited to watch Jim Bross being doused with a bucket of icy water to bring awareness of ALS and the need for research dollars.  It will take place in front of…

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N.C. begins drafting fracking rules

The first public hearing on draft rules that will regulate the fracking industry in North Carolina was held Wednesday, after lawmakers lifted the state moratorium on fracking earlier this year. The state’s Mining and Energy Commission is now charged with making sure the practice, which involves injecting toxic liquid into the ground to extract natural…

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Beale to lead influential statewide association

Beale to lead influential statewide association

Macon County Vice Chair Ronnie Beale was sworn in as the 98th President of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) on Saturday, Aug. 16, during the NCACC’s 107th Annual Conference, which was held in Buncombe County. As President, Beale will lead the NCACC Board of Directors on legislative and administrative issues affecting counties…

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State jobless rate ticked up in July

New information out from the state Department of Commerce shows a slight uptick in the jobless rate in North Carolina, but the overall employment picture looks much better than this time last year. The report indicates that the unemployment rose from 6.4 to 6.5 percent from June to July. The jobless rate remains well below…

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BBQ Festival and KCBS donates barbecue to CareNet

BBQ Festival and KCBS donates barbecue to CareNet

The 6th Annual Mountain High BBQ Festival and Car Show was another tastefully successful event this year, and nothing said it more than with the incredible dontations of time, money and resources by both the Kansas City Barbecue Society and all the cook teams that made a donation of over 300lbs of cooked pork butt…

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Lady Panther commits to Miss. State

A Franklin Lady Panther announces her plans to compete at the college level next year. Madison Cousineau, a senior at Franklin High and catcher for the Lady Panther softball team has committed to play at Mississippi State. Cousineau is coming off a stellar season for Franklin being named all-conference for the second time and batting…

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Macon County Weather

Community Calendar

  • September 5, 2015 8:00 amMACON COUNTY SR. GAMES FLEA MARKET
  • September 5, 2015 10:00 amAL-ANON MEETING
  • September 8, 2015 10:00 amRED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
  • September 8, 2015 3:30 pmCOWEE FARMERS MARKET
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