Reserve your spot for Macon County BizWeek 2014

Space is filling quickly for the events planned by the Macon County Economic Development Commission for the upcoming BizWeek 2014. BizWeek, to be held April 21 to 24, is a celebration of business, industry and entrepreneurship in Macon County. “All events for BizWeek 2014 are free of charge,” said Tommy Jenkins, Director of the Macon…

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Employment office could move to courthouse annex

North Carolina employment services have been on the receiving end of state budget cuts and this has left the Franklin office of the Employment Security Commission seeking a new place to provide services. Now it appears the unemployment office may be getting a new location. At the April county commission meeting, County Manager Derek Roland…

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Plans announced for Cowee Farmers Market

The new farmers market at the old Cowee School in Franklin is set to open May 13 from 3:30 until 7:00 pm and every Tuesday evening thereafter. On Tuesday, April 22, all interested growers and vendors are invited to attend an informational meeting at the school at 6:30. You will learn more about how the…

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Fire destroys Clarks Chapel home

Fire destroys Clarks Chapel home

A home in the Clarks Chapel community was gutted by fire Friday morning. Crews from Clarks Chapel Fire Department were paged to the blaze at 38 Old Laurel Lane at approximately 11:26 a.m. According to Clarks Chapel Fire Chief Matt Mason, the fire appears to have begun in the garage and then spread to the…

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Macon Sheriff candidates address issues at forum

There’s no democratic opposition in the Macon County Sheriff’s Race this year—and that means the election will decided at the May 6 Primary—as voters choose between two Republican candidates. The candidates, newcomer Bryan Carpenter and incumbent Sheriff Robbie Holland spoke on the top issues at a forum held April 8 by the Fraternal Order of…

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High winds, falling temps trigger weather advisories

High winds, falling temps trigger weather advisories

Unseasonably cold air and blustery conditions are heading into the western mountains. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory from 2 p.m. today until midnight tonight and a freeze warning through the overnight hours into Wednesday morning for Macon and surrounding counties. Forecasters say wind gusts of up to 50 mph are likely…

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