Maconians can input on future of forest management

Macon County residents wishing to make comments on the future of management in the Nantahala National Forest will get their chance at an open house next week. The U.S. Forest Service is hosting a Plan Revision session in Franklin on Tuesday, December 17, from 4-7 p.m. at the Nantahala District Office on Sloan Road. At…

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Report: N.C. teacher turnover hits 5-year high

North Carolina teacher turnover reached a 5-year high according to a new report from the Department of Public Instruction. More than 13,600 teachers left their districts between March 2012 and March 2013—that translates to a 14.33 percent rate of turnover. For 2011 to 2012, the rate was 12.1 percent. Here in Macon County, 35 teachers…

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Panther girls clip Pisgah

The Franklin Lady Panther basketball team held off the previously unbeaten Pisgah Sugar Bears Tuesday in Franklin’s home opener. Franklin’s Sarah Henson put up 19 points in the 51-48 win. Pisgah’s Sheridan Pressely led the Bears with 16 points. The Lady Panthers improve to 3-1 and Pisgah drops to 3-1. In the boy’s game: Pisgah…

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Macon Schools to get teacher input on salary increases

Macon County school officials want to hear from teachers regarding a state law that will grant salary increases to 25 percent of educators. The measure calls for administration to evaluate all teachers who have worked three years and base the raise on performance. Those selected will receive a $5,000 pay increase over the next four…

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Weatherization funding could take a hit

With winter approaching, keeping temperatures high and heating bills low is a concern for many North Carolinians, especially those living on limited incomes. The state receives just over $2 million a year in federal assistance to weatherize homes for people who qualify, but those funds could be cut significantly next month, when Congress faces another…

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Arrest Report

Arrest Report

Macon County Sheriff’s Deputies make two arrests for burglary-related charges. According to reports, 16-year-old Jonathan Wade, of Franklin, was charged with two felony counts of breaking and or entering, two counts of larceny, and two counts of possession of stolen goods. He was booked into the Detention Center on December 8, on a $1,500 bond.…

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Community Calendar

  • April 20, 2015 6:00 pmSONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION MEETING
  • April 20, 2015 7:00 pmHOLLY SPRINGS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CLUB MEETING
  • April 23, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • April 24, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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