Town reports sewage discharge Monday

The heavy rain over the weekend triggered a discharge of untreated sewage from the Town of Franklin’s pump station at 3174 Wayah Road. Town officials say the rain caused the pump station to fail and about 4,500 gallons of sewage entered Wayah Creek. The spill lasted for approximately one hour. State law mandates the town…

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Cooper files motion with Utilities Commission to halt Duke rate increase

Consumers deserve relief from higher energy rates following a Supreme Court ruling that struck down Duke Energy’s latest rate increase, Attorney General Roy Cooper told the Utilities Commission this week. In a motion filed with the North Carolina Utilities Commission Monday, Cooper argued that Duke Energy customers who have paid more for power since the…

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Forest Service to make improvements at Dirty John

The U.S. Forest Service today announced that it will improve safety and other features of the Dirty John Shooting Range, located in the Nantahala Ranger District, Nantahala National Forest. The range will be closed Monday to Friday May 20 – 24 or May 27-May 31, depending upon weather, for repairs and heavy maintenance. District staff…

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NCSU Economist: Fastest growing jobs

The medical field is expected to be tops for job growth over the next several years—this according to the newest report from the Bureau of Labor on predictions of the fastest growing jobs. Dr. Mike Walden, economist at N.C. State University weighs on their prediction on new jobs. He explains the 3 sectors expected to…

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School Board examines athletic participation fees

Macon County school officials recently conducted an informal survey of comparable school districts in western North Carolina that charge fees for their student-athletes to participate in sports. Macon County currently does not impose participation fees for athletics, but multiple districts in the area do. Dan Moore, Personnel Director the Macon County School System, informed the…

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Drake to join WCU Board of Trustees

Drake to join WCU Board of Trustees

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has elected Franklin Entrepreneur Phil Drake to a four-year term on the Western Carolina University Board of Trustees. Joining Drake on the board will be Kenny Messer, a business executive from Greenville, SC. The appointments will be effective July 1, after approval by the State Ethics Board.…

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  • November 13, 2013 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
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