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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Macon students begin summer vacation

Local students will soon kick off their summer vacations as today is the last day of school in Macon County. Schools throughout the district held awards programs today for their students before dismissing for the break. Changes in the school calendar will allow students to enjoy a little extra time off this summer—the 2013-2014 will…

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Local residents vocal against Duke’s latest rate request

Local residents vocal against Duke’s latest rate request

The North Carolina Utilities Commission was in Franklin Tuesday night to hear comments from western North Carolina residents on Duke Energy’s latest filing for a 9.7 percent increase in power rates. Several residents spoke before the commission concerned about how another rate hike would affects residents, businesses, and schools. “This is not the time to…

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Nantahala Lake access negotiations continue

Will residents of the Nantahala community soon have a safe place to access Nantahala Lake for swimming? Comments made at the May 20 county commission meeting seem to point that way. Commissioner Paul Higdon, who represents the Nantahala community, provided an update on the talks. He says negotiations on a designated swimming area on the…

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Senate proposal would remove classroom size cap

North Carolina’s public school children could return in August to very different classrooms if the Senate’s version of the budget is signed into law. The proposal passed the Senate Thursday and now moves to the House. It reduces the number of teacher assistants and pre-k slots, and it removes the cap on K through second…

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  • October 31, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • November 6, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • November 7, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • November 13, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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