First Presbyterian to host free Thanksgiving Meal

First Presbyterian to host free Thanksgiving Meal

First Presbyterian Church, at 26 Church Street in downtown Franklin, will host the Community Thanksgiving Dinner again this year on Thursday, November 27, from 12 noon until 2 p.m. at Tartan Hall. The meal is free but donations are gratefully accepted. Diners can enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, and take-meals can also be provided. Individuals interested in…

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Highlands, MEC make list of top 100 high schools

Two Macon County schools have made the list of the top 100 high schools in North Carolina. The list was compiled and ranked by Web site Niche.com using factors such as academics, health & safety, teachers, extracirriculars & activities, student culture & diversity, and others. Highlands School and Macon Early College both ranked in the…

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County offers official contract to manager

At the November meeting of the Macon Board of County Commissioners, county officials voted unanimously to offer an employment agreement contract to County Manager Derek Roland. Roland has served as the county manager for the last year without the protection of an employment contract. “A year ago when we were considering who to hire as…

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N.C. regains all jobs lost during recession, officials say

The North Carolina’s jobless rate in October dropped to 6.3 percent from 6.7 percent the month before. Commerce Dept. Spokesperson Larry Parker says North Carolina has recovered over 100 percent of the jobs lost since the recession (between February, 2008 to February, 2010). “It’s been a long climb back. We lost a lot of jobs…

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County to present grave monument plans to Cherokee

County to present grave monument plans to Cherokee

Macon County has plans to present two options for memorializing the Cherokee burial site that was uncovered during site work at Parker Meadows. At Tuesday’s board of commissioners meeting, County Planner Matt Mason presented two sets of plans to construct a monument and protective covering on the grave site. The plans call for a concrete…

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Body found Saturday in Jackson Co. may be missing teen

A body was discovered in a remote part of the Nantahala National Forest in southern Jackson County Saturday—and investigators say it could be that of a teen missing since November 10. Searchers have been trying to track down 17-year-0ld Alec Sandford Lansing, who disappeared from a camp in the Cashiers area two weeks ago. Lansing…

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Community Calendar

  • November 28, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • December 4, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • December 5, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • December 11, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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