N.C. jobless rate down slightly

New information out from the North Carolina Department of Commerce shows a slight reduction in the state’s jobless rate last month. The unemployment rate was trimmed from 6.8 to 6.7 percent, from August to September, and remains one percent lower than September 2013. The commerce department says North Carolina has gained 108,500 jobs over the…

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Macon Fire Investigator probes two house fires

County officials say a fire that burned a small apartment in the Iotla community in the early hours of October 16 appears suspicious. Fire crews were dispatched to the incident at 481 Haughton Williams Road at approximately 1: 16 a.m. Fire investigator Farrell Jamison indicated that the structure was a shed that had been converted…

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One-Stop Voting begins this week

One-Stop Voting begins this week

One Stop Voting begins in Macon County on Thursday, October 23 at the Board of Elections Office at 5 West Main Street and at the Highlands Civic Center at 600 N. 4th Street. The operating hours at the Franklin One Stop location will be Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on…

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School board candidates to address Macon voters Thursday

The Macon County North Carolina Association of Educators will host a candidates forum form Macon County school board candidates on Thursday, October 23 at  7: 00 p.m. at the Franklin High School Fine Arts Center. The goal of the event is to provide the Macon County community an opportunity to see and hear all candidates for these…

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N.C. health officials update Ebola protocols

Health officials in North Carolina are updating their protocol as more information is coming out concerning the Ebola virus. State Epidemiologist Doctor Megan Davies says that ongoing education includes protecting healthcare workers treating cases, in particular when putting on and removing protective gear. Davies says they have reached out to some third-party contractors concerning decontaminating…

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N.C. gas prices fall to lowest point in nearly four years

A bit of good news for Macon County drivers: gas prices have reached their lowest mark in nearly four years and analysts say they should continue to drop. Some stations in the Franklin area are reporting $3.07 for a gallon of regular gas—that’s just slightly above the statewide average of $3 a gallon. Tiffany Wright,…

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