Macon’s jobless rate down in May

Unemployment numbers for the month of May are out from the Department of Commerce and the jobless rate in Macon County continues improving. According to that report, the unemployment rate dropped from 10.2 to 9.8 percent from April to May in Macon County. During the month, 1556 Maconians were considered unemployed—out of the total workforce…

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Rain threat moves fireworks to Saturday

Rain threat moves fireworks to Saturday

The forecast for heavy rain this week has postponed the Franklin Fireworks in the Park event until Saturday. The Franklin Chamber of Commerce says all the events and activities are still on at the Macon County Veterans Memorial Park for the same time—just on Saturday, instead of Thursday. There will be one change in the…

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Local Fourth of July closures

Some government offices and services in Macon County will be closed this Thursday in observance of Independence Day. • The town of Franklin and County offices will be closed. • The Macon County Public Library will be closed. • Macon County Transit will not provide bus service. • The Franklin Landfill and all convenience centers…

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Less North Carolinians to travel this Fourth

AAA Carolinas is predicting fewer North Carolinians to travel during this Fourth of July week compared to last year. One reason for the prediction, according to Angela Vogel Daley, spokesperson for AAA Carolinas is Independence Day is on a Thursday. “When it falls on a Thursday, many people have to come back to work on…

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Town repeals portion of Amusement Ordinance

Town of Franklin leaders have cleared the way for establishments to provide pool tables and serve alcohol, after repealing part of a 1948 ordinance that banned the two activities in same place. The matter was brought to a vote during the Monday meeting of Franklin Aldermen; however, not all of the board was eager to…

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Rainy outlook in Macon

Macon and surrounding areas have experienced higher than normal amounts of rain since the start of 2013, and the Fourth of July Holiday week appears it will follow that trend. A flood watch remains in effect until Wednesday evening with rain chances predicted each day this week. State Climatologist Ryan Boyles says the western Mountains…

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