Early Voting begins

One-Stop Voting is underway and Macon County voters have begun casting their ballots in the 2014 Primary Elections. One-Stop Voting started Thursday, April 24 and will end Saturday May 3. Macon County Board of Elections Interim Director Debbie George explains when and where you can get your early vote in. “We have two locations this…

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WNC sees decline in primary care docs

Finding a primary care doctor here in the western mountains may be a little harder—this according to information from the National Rural Health Association. Carolina Public Press reports that the NRHA indicates that the number of physicians working in the 18 westernmost counties dropped by 9.2 percent from 2010 to 2014. In Macon County, the…

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Few spaces left at Community Garden

The Macon County Community Garden will soon open for the 2014 planting season and if you’re interested in getting a plot at the site, Cooperative Extension Director Alan Durden says just a few spots are left. “The Community Garden will open Friday, May 2 and we’ve got a few sites left. If you’re interested please…

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Town calls meeting to consider interim manager

The town of Franklin will hold a special called meeting Monday, April 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the town hall boardroom to consider appointment of an interim town manager. Earlier this month, current town manager Warren Cabe announced his resignation from the post in order to return to the position of Macon County EMS Director.…

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Franklin High, Union Academy recognized nationally

Franklin High, Union Academy recognized nationally

Two local schools have been named among the best in North Carolina and the nation. The news organization U.S. News & World Report recently released its 2014 list of Best High Schools in the nation and Franklin High and Union Academy both received the Bronze Award. The rankings are based on their performance on state…

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Du’ing it for Kyle to help former Maconian on a mission to change lives

Du’ing it for Kyle to help former Maconian on a mission to change lives

Coming up this Saturday Franklin will host the “Du’ing it for Kyle” Duathlon at the Tassee Greenway Shelter from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for former Franklin resident Kyle Morgan, whose life changed after a car accident in 2010. Kyle was left paralyzed after he wrecked a vehicle while intoxicated…

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Community Calendar

  • August 29, 2015 10:00 amAL-ANON MEETING
  • 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
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