Commissioners concerned with state budget’s impact to rural counties

As North Carolina’s House and Senate try to reach a state budget deal before the end of the month, many county leaders are keeping an eye on what is happening. Macon County Commissioner Ronnie Beale is one of those doing so. He provided the board of commissioners with an update on the state budget during…

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Duke Energy offers ideas to cool off efficiently as temps heat up

Warmer temps are in the forecast and many here in the mountains are counting on their Air Conditioning to stay cool, but with higher electric costs, it pays to use your a/c smartly. Duke Energy says there are several simple ways to cool off without driving your utility bill through the roof. “The energy used…

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PTSD: the topic at Men’s Night Out

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder will be the center of conversation at next week’s Men’s Night Out program, scheduled for Tuesday, July 23. The guest speaker will be Donna McClure-Allen, LCSW, LCAC, NCAC1, Mental Health Social Worker, Veteran Affairs, Franklin VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, PTSD can develop after…

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County subdivision ordinance changes helpful for property owner, economy

The county’s subdivision ordinance helps guide safe and responsible land development in Macon County, but some of those in field say the regulations were too restrictive and at times confusing. Changes to the ordinance were recommended by the planning board after an in-depth review; and those amendments were approved unanimously by county commissioners during their…

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Fire takes down Topton home

Lightning is being blamed for a Macon County home fire for the third time in the past few weeks. The latest event occurred on Tuesday evening when a two-story chalet in the Nantahala community burned to the ground. The incident occurred at 493 Windy Ridge Road, behind the Briartown Church, in Topton at approximately 5:42…

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Man charged with burglary, assault

A Franklin man was booked into the Macon County Detention Center without bond after being charged with theft and assault crimes. Sean Taylor Hall was arrested on July 6, according an arrest reported filed by deputies. He was charged with felony counts of assault by strangulation and first degree burglary. He was also charged with…

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