Duke Energy warns of utility payment scam

Duke Energy is warning consumers about an ongoing payment scam, and what they should do if targeted. The week, the nation’s largest utility launched a wide-spread radio campaign to get the word out. Here is how the scam works: A customer receives an unsolicited phone call from an individual who falsely claims to be a…

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Meadows brings town hall to Franklin

Meadows brings town hall to Franklin

In his eighth month on the job, North Carolina District 11 Congressional Representative Mark Meadows met with Macon County constituents at a town hall meeting in Franklin Monday night. Congressman Meadows, a Republican, was met by nearly a full house at the Fine Arts Center at Franklin High School. Participants wrote their questions down prior…

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Pair charged in domestic assault incident

An apparent domestic assault incident ends with the arrest of a Macon County couple. On Saturday, James Frank Willis, 45, and Theresa Lynn Green, 41, both listing a Bradley Creek Road address, were taken into custody on multiple charges. An incident report on file stated officers responded to a report of a husband and wife…

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NC health officials caution about whooping cough

After continued outbreaks of pertussis (whooping cough) across the state, state health officials are encouraging people of all ages to be immunized against this highly contagious but preventable respiratory disease. As of August 14, state public health officials had tracked 326 cases of pertussis, including 50 cases in infants. State law requires that kindergartners and…

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Public input sought for Hall Mountain tract management

The Macon Heritage Center at Cowee School will be the site for two upcoming public meetings on the future of the Hall Mountain tract in Macon County. The Cherokee Tribal Office of Environment & Natural Resources wants public input on managing the 108-acre tract, which was recently purchased by the Eastern Band. The tribe plans…

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County to help fund Scaly Mt. School House improvements

Macon Commissioners are extending taxpayer dollars to preserve an important piece of county history. At their August 13 meeting, commissioners approved $5,000 to help fund improvements at the historic Scaly Mountain School House. John Bankston, president of the Scaly Mountain Historical Society, requested $4,000 from the county and an additional yearly stipend of $3,000 to…

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Community Calendar

  • November 24, 2014 6:00 pmTHANKSGIVING PRAYER SERVICE
  • November 27, 2014 12:00 pmCOMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER
  • November 27, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • November 28, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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