Unusually cool weather to continue

Temperatures this August for the most part have been well below the average high of 83 degrees and it appears the unusually cool trend will continue for the next several days. Forecasters with the National Weather Service say heavy rain is likely to accompany the cooler temps for the weekend. It’s unclear right now as…

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Education rally planned in Franklin

A group of Macon County residents is hoping to send a message that they are concerned about what’s been happening in the Legislature regarding schools. A Walk 4 Education is planned in Franklin Friday at 3:30 p.m. and school personnel, students, and concerned community members are encouraged to take part. Organizers say they want to…

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Local company gets bid on broadband project

Building a network to offer high-speed access to the internet is one thing, maintaining it is another. A Sylva, North Carolina company appears to be in line for a contract worth nearly $500 thousand to maintain Oconee County, South Carolina’s broadband project, a network of about 250 miles of fiber optic cable and conduit infrastructure.…

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Construction underway for connector near SCC Jackson Campus

Drivers will notice construction has begun on a road project to connect N.C. 116 to N.C. 107, but there should not be any impacts for drivers right now, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation. “There may be some water and sewer work going on, but as far as changing entrances and major detours,…

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Visitor spending rises in Macon County

Macon County saw a nearly eight percent jump in visitor spending in 2012—this according to a report just out from the Department of Commerce. Tourism dollars totaling more than$135 million were spent in Macon County last year, up 7.6 percent over 2011. The visitor spending resulted in a nearly $23 million payroll income for Macon…

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Rain may dampen WNC fall colors

Rain may dampen WNC fall colors

The record rainfall received in the mountains this year may mean less vibrant fall foliage in western North Carolina. Kathy Mathews, biology professor at Western Carolina University, specializes in plant systematic, and is out with her annual fall color prediction. Mathews says vibrant foliage correlates with drier conditions in the spring and summer. She says…

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