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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“Lucky Dog” program director indicted on 60 counts

(by Charles Robertson, WRBN) In 2012, a story out of Rabun County, Ga. shocked the region after an animal shelter director was accused of euthanizing dogs people paid to keep alive. Now, there are formal charges against that director. A Grand Jury convened just after 4:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Rabun County Courthouse in the…

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Nonprofits make cases to town aldermen for funding

Nonprofits make cases to town aldermen for funding

Franklin-based nonprofit groups spoke before town leaders Monday night, making a pitch as to why their organization should get part of the town’s nonprofit funding pool. From helping residents afford needed medication to keeping the Reading Rover going, aldermen heard from a dozen applicants to the budgeted funds given out annually. Each non-profit could apply…

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Fast food important to N.C. economy

News of fast food workers striking and protesting has spread across the country—workers say they’re underpaid and want $15 an hour. Many workers in the industry earn the minimum wage of $7.25, but the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association defended the industry this week. Lynn Minges, president of the association, says 95 percent of…

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WCU tops 10,000 students, breaks record

WCU tops 10,000 students, breaks record

For the first time in its history, Western Carolina University has surpassed the 10,000 student mark. It was announced Tuesday that a new record for enrollment was set at 10,106 for the fall 2013 semester. That’s up five percent over last year’s tally of 9,608 students. University officials attributed a big part of the record…

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Maconians paying less for gas, but for how long?

Gas prices are up a few cents since Labor Day weekend with the statewide average at $3.51 a gallon. Over the holiday period, the North Carolina average was $3.47, the lowest point for gas on Labor Day since 2010 says Angela Vogel Daley with AAA Carolinas. “Labor Day 2011, gas prices were $3.57; in 2010,…

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