Stamp Out hunger this Saturday

Stamp Out hunger this Saturday

About one in six Americans goes hungry or wonders where the next meal will come from. That’s a reality of life in the United States today. But another fact of life in this country is that people and organizations get together to tackle such problems and to help their fellow Americans. To combat hunger, the…

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Macon County Primary results

Macon County Primary results

After the results were tallied on Tuesday, for the 2014 Primary Elections, it was evident a majority of Macon County voters want incumbents to stay in office. Here are the unofficial results: Sheriff (R) Holland (incumbent): 2,844 votes/85.74% Carpenter: 473 votes/14.26% District I County Commission (Highlands-R) Tate (incumbent): 1,999 votes/61.32% Shearl: 1,261 votes/38.68% Register of…

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County, town leaders discuss latest issues at joint meeting

Officials from Macon County, Franklin, and Highlands held their quarterly meeting on May 1 at the Historic Cowee School to discuss key issues—the meeting is described by leaders as an effective way to keep the lines of communication open. Each governing body shared updates specific to its jurisdiction. Franklin Town of Franklin Mayor Bob Scott…

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Town settles inverse condemnation claim

The town of Franklin has settled an inverse condemnation claim, which began in 2012, involving a property impacted by the Crawford Branch sewer line replacement. Following a closed session at their meeting Monday night, the board of aldermen voted unanimously to purchase the property at 381 East Main Street from the John W. Mitchell, Jr.…

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Panthers take down tough West Henderson team

The Franklin Panther varsity baseball team holds off conference-leading West Henderson on the road Tuesday night. The Panthers won by a final of 7-3 and improve to 10-12 on the season. Franklin will look to close out the regular season with another win as they host Tuscola Thursday night at 7 p.m. The Panthers will…

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Macon voters decide Primary today

Macon voters decide Primary today

The polls are open on this Primary Election Day in Macon County and across North Carolina. Voters began casting ballots at their precinct at 6:30 a.m. and the polls will remain open until 7:30 p.m. According to the board of elections, 1,971 residents participated in early voting, out of the county’s 24,977 registered voters. Election officials remind…

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Macon County Weather

Community Calendar

  • September 1, 2015 3:30 pmCOWEE FARMERS MARKET
  • September 5, 2015 8:00 amMACON COUNTY SR. GAMES FLEA MARKET
  • September 5, 2015 10:00 amAL-ANON MEETING
  • September 8, 2015 10:00 amRED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
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