Cooperative Extension: Assessing the cold damage

A cold front settling into the mountains this week has posed challenges to local growers and residents who have begun their springtime planting. The sub-freezing temperatures can be harsh on some plants depending on plant hardiness, degree of dormancy, growth stage, and soil moisture. Alan Durden, Cooperative Extension Director, says temperatures at 29 degrees or…

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Local mental health groups obtain grant funding

The Evergreen Foundation board of directors, at their March meeting, voted to provide $392,917 in funding to support nine agencies that provide programs and services for individuals with Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Disabilities in Macon and surrounding counties. Organizations included in this round of grant funding include: Barium Springs: $65,000 to provide a…

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Reserve your spot for Macon County BizWeek 2014

Space is filling quickly for the events planned by the Macon County Economic Development Commission for the upcoming BizWeek 2014. BizWeek, to be held April 21 to 24, is a celebration of business, industry and entrepreneurship in Macon County. “All events for BizWeek 2014 are free of charge,” said Tommy Jenkins, Director of the Macon…

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Employment office could move to courthouse annex

North Carolina employment services have been on the receiving end of state budget cuts and this has left the Franklin office of the Employment Security Commission seeking a new place to provide services. Now it appears the unemployment office may be getting a new location. At the April county commission meeting, County Manager Derek Roland…

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Plans announced for Cowee Farmers Market

The new farmers market at the old Cowee School in Franklin is set to open May 13 from 3:30 until 7:00 pm and every Tuesday evening thereafter. On Tuesday, April 22, all interested growers and vendors are invited to attend an informational meeting at the school at 6:30. You will learn more about how the…

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Fire destroys Clarks Chapel home

Fire destroys Clarks Chapel home

A home in the Clarks Chapel community was gutted by fire Friday morning. Crews from Clarks Chapel Fire Department were paged to the blaze at 38 Old Laurel Lane at approximately 11:26 a.m. According to Clarks Chapel Fire Chief Matt Mason, the fire appears to have begun in the garage and then spread to the…

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Community Calendar

  • April 21, 2014 6:00 pm"HIS TABLE" FREE DINNER
  • April 26, 2014 8:00 amKYLE MORGAN BENEFIT
  • April 28, 2014 6:00 pm"HIS TABLE" FREE DINNER
  • April 30, 2014 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
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