Fallen Officers remembered in Franklin

Fallen Officers remembered in Franklin

North Carolina Law Enforcement Officers who lost their lives in the line of duty last year were remembered in Franklin Friday during a Memorial Service at Town Square. Congressman Mark Meadows shared his gratitude for all the officers that protect the citizens of Western North Carolina. “Each and every time I reach out in a…

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WNC sees tepid economic growth

It’s not a fast recovery, but the economy in western North Carolina is growing—this according to a new report out from the Center for Economic Research and Policy Analysis at Appalachian State University. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports for the second straight month, the WNC Economic Index has grown, indicating recovery after a bleak economic end…

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Ingles sales up $51 million in first half of Fiscal 2013

Asheville-based Ingles Markets, Incorporated is reporting higher sales and net income for both the second quarter and entire first half of fiscal year 2013. Second quarter net sales rose $36.9 million to $918.6 million and net income increased to $8.1 million, compared with net income of $6.5 million for the prior year’s second quarter. For…

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WNC Livestock Center extends hand to Macon cattle farmers

Cattlemen in Macon County and other parts of the mountains are now getting some help transporting livestock to the Western North Carolina Regional Livestock Center in Canton. The center, which opened in 2011, ended a five year hiatus in which in which the western mountains had no central place to conduct livestock trades. Representatives of…

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Town tables decision on indoor gun range

Franklin aldermen are not quite ready to make changes to a town ordinance that would permit a gun range within town limits. After being approached by a citizen asking for permission to open a gun range, town leaders have considered adding a provision to allow discharge of firearms within indoor gun ranges that are properly…

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Former Macon County leaders talk past and present issues

Former Macon County leaders talk past and present issues

A group of former Macon County Commissioners from the past 44 years shared stories from the past as well current concerns at Thursday’s League of Women Voters Program. The idea was inspired by local historian Barbara McCrae who also helped to keep the discussion going. The county’s first County Manager, Ronald Winecoff (1969) as well…

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  • August 21, 2014 9:00 amSMOKY MOUNTAIN VETERAN STAND DOWN
  • August 21, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • August 22, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • August 26, 2014 6:30 pmLADIES NIGHT OUT
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