Local groups plan special events for National Trails Day

Local groups plan special events for National Trails Day

Two local trail organizations will join together to celebrate National Trails Day on June 1. The Nantahala Hiking Club and Bartram Trail Society have announced a hike for that day. Hikers will begin at Wayah Bald at ten o’clock and follow the trail to Wine Springs Bald. This section of trails is shared by the…

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NCDOT reaffirms bridge safety after Seattle incident

In light of the bridge collapse in Washington, the North Carolina Department of Transportation wants to educate citizens and visitors about how they keep North Carolina’s bridges maintained for safe travel. About $450 million in state funds have been invested by NCDOT over the past two years to replace, preserve or repair bridges, enabling the…

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Planners submit changes to subdivision ordinance

The Macon County Planning Board has submitted to county commissioners about half a dozen changes to the county’s subdivision ordinance. County Planner Matt Mason presented the proposed changes to county leaders at their meeting May 20. The planned amendments to the county’s subdivision regulations include: • Establishment of a Technical Review Committee to approve or…

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Sewage spill reported by Town

The town of Franklin is reporting a discharge of untreated sewage of approximately 1600 gallons. The spill was discovered on May 22 at 12 noon and lasted for nearly four hours—the untreated wastewater entered Cartoogechaye Creek. The discharge was triggered after a directional drill went through the sewer line due to construction work. The town…

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Southwestern North Carolina’s ‘OPT-IN’ Visioning: Off and Running

On Thursday, June 13, the League of Women Voters of Macon County will host a program on “Opt-In,” an important new planning project in our area. The meeting will be held at Tartan Hall in Franklin at noon. By the summer of 2014, North Carolina’s seven westernmost counties, the towns within and the Eastern Band…

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Men’s Night Out tonight

The next installment of Men’s Night Out is coming up on Tuesday, May 28th at 6:30 p.m. at Angel Medical Center in the in the 3rd Floor Video Conference Room. This health issue of focus for this quarter is Stroke Awareness. Robin Jones from Mission Health will be presenting the program. This free program, offered…

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  • October 30, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • October 31, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • November 6, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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