June brings no change in Macon jobless rate

County unemployment rates for June are out and Macon County’s rate remained the same over-the-month. The figures, released Tuesday by the Department of Commerce, show the jobless rate in Macon County held at 9.8 percent from May to June. The numbers indicate that 1592 Maconians were seeking employment last month—that’s out of the county’s labor…

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NC Smokies and Parkway car plates here to stay

NC Smokies and Parkway car plates here to stay

In the final hours of this legislative session, North Carolina lawmakers essentially reversed a decision that would have meant the end for specialty license plates in the state. The measure, passed by the General Assembly Thursday will protect citizens’ rights to sport their existing plate or get a new one without fear of a recall.…

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Habitat for Humanity Shrimp Boil slated for August 10

Habitat for Humanity Shrimp Boil slated for August 10

In just a couple of weeks, local residents will have a chance to eat all the shrimp they can and also help out a great cause. Macon County and Jackson County Habitat for Humanity’s 17th Annual Smoky Mountain Shrimp Boil will take place Saturday, August 10 from 4:00 to 8:00pm at First Presbyterian Church in…

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Convicted sex offender jailed after reported assault, home invasion

Convicted sex offender jailed after reported assault, home invasion

A 45-year-old convicted sex offender has been arrested after reportedly assaulting a female and breaking into Macon County two homes. According to Macon County Sheriff Robbie Holland, the incidents occurred in the early hours of July 25 when Ronald Anthony Miller, of Houston Gap Road, allegedly attempted to strangle an adult female who had given…

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Franklin Rotary awards annual $15,000 raffle

Franklin Rotary awards annual $15,000 raffle

Bill and Charlene Brackett of Franklin won the grand prize Saturday Night at the Rotary Club of Franklin’s Roy Rickman Silent Auction and Fundraiser Event. Bill and Charlene have the choice of receiving $15,000 in cash or one of three new automobiles. Teresa Siler, wife of past president and scholarship committee chairman Bud Siler, won…

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Sweeping changes approved to NC voting process

Some sweeping changes are on the way for the voting process in North Carolina. A comprehensive election reform package has been passed by the General Assembly and awaits signage by the governor. The bill requires voters to have a photo ID at the polls, end same-registration, and cuts the early voting schedule by a week.…

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