Principal, Teacher of the Year named

Macon County Schools has announced the Principal and Teacher of the Year for 2013-2014. Melissa Faetz, at South Macon Elementary School, was selected as the Macon County Schools Teacher of the Year. Shirley Parks, at East Franklin Elementary School, was named the Principal of the Year. Congratulations to Ms. Parks and Ms. Faetz for their contributions…

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Macon County Library welcomes popular columnist, humor author

Macon County Library welcomes popular columnist, humor author

As part of its Thursdays at the Library series, the Macon County Library welcomes popular humor columnist Susan Reinhardt on September 12. Reinhardt will be at the library at 7 p.m. for a fun evening celebrating her first novel. The award-winning columnist, and author, has written a best-selling book of humor, along with several other…

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SCC Pres: Expansion on the horizon in Macon

SCC Pres: Expansion on the horizon in Macon

Enrollment is growing and that could mean a bigger campus in Macon County for Southwestern Community College. SCC President Don Tomas spoke to Franklin Aldermen Monday night about the recent growth and happenings at the college. Tomas said enrollment in Macon was up 7.3 percent with about 815 registered students. Of that number, about 515…

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Stay granted to law banning sex offenders from social media

Convicted sex offenders will have to stay off of social networking sites after a stay was granted by the North Carolina Supreme Court. Attorney General Roy Cooper requested the stay following a Court of Appeals ruling that struck down the law last week in the case of State v. Packingham. The stay, granted August 27,…

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McCrory promises bonuses for teachers seeking master’s

After several rocky months for North Carolina teachers, some good news comes from Raleigh. Governor Pat McCrory released a statement Wednesday saying he urged the State Board of Education to take immediate action. “We have found the necessary funds through my budget office to ensure that over 3,000 teachers currently pursuing their master’s degrees will…

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Mill Creek sold to Macon Bank

Mill Creek sold to Macon Bank

Mill Creek Resort and Golf Club was purchased Wednesday afternoon by Macon Bank. The public auction for the property took place outside the courthouse—Macon Bank was the only bidder. The bank held the loan for the country club and 18-hole course that had entered into foreclosure. The transaction now enters a 10-day window where an…

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