Mountain Faith advances

Mountain Faith advances

They got enough votes to advance to the semi-finals and now Sylva-based bluegrass band Mountain Faith is gearing up for next week’s round on America’s Got Talent. Wednesday night, the group learned it was one of 20 acts that survived the first voting round, out of a field of 36 competitors. They’ll now prepare for…

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Macon Public Health announces first flu shot clinics

Macon County Public Health (MCPH) has scheduled seasonal influenza vaccination clinics at community locations in Franklin and Highlands.   This year MCPH will offer seasonal quadrivalent influenza vaccine which provides protection against four strains of flu, including H1N1. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get…

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Bread sold in NC supermarkets recalled

Bimbo Bakeries USA is announcing a voluntary recall of certain breads sold at supermarkets in North Carolina. The company says some of the bread products under the brand name of Sara Lee, Kroger, Bimbo, Nature’s Harvest, Great Value, and L’ Oven Fresh may contain fragments of glass caused by a broken light bulb at one…

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Brillant autumn colors forecast for WNC mountains

Brillant autumn colors forecast for WNC mountains

This fall, the mountains of Western North Carolina could put on one of its best shows of color in some time—according to a local expert. Kathy Mathews, an associate professor of biology at Western Carolina University, says due to the relatively dry spring and summer, the fall leaf color should be vivid this year. According…

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Franklin RiverFest set for Saturday

A lot of fun on the Little Tennessee River is on tap for Saturday when the annual Franklin River Fest gets underway.RiverFest is sponsored by the Franklin Daybreak Rotary Club, with all proceeds benefit Rotary Club charities. Riverfest is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. along the Little Tennessee River and will feature a 5K,…

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Gas prices continue to drop

A downshift in demand is making life a little easier at the gas pump. In fact, gas prices, on average, have hit their lowest point since August 2004. Tiffany Wright at Carolinas Triple A says prices are averaging around $2.31 a gallon, down 22 cents compared to a month ago. “We’ve been declining. There is…

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Macon County Weather

Community Calendar

  • September 1, 2015 3:30 pmCOWEE FARMERS MARKET
  • 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
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