Celebration planned for land exhange between Land Trust, Tribe

Celebration planned for land exhange between Land Trust, Tribe

On May 31, 2013 a Land Trust for the Little Tennessee project that began in 2005 will culminate with the celebration of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians receiving ownership of the important Hall Mountain Tract overlooking the historic Cowee Mound. The Wilderness Society was instrumental in securing the project’s funding through the newly formed…

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Macon Humane Society Super Adoption Day this Saturday

Macon Humane Society Super Adoption Day this Saturday

More great pets, activities, and a few celebrity appearances are all part of this year’s plans for the Macon County Humane Society Super Adoption Day slated for this Saturday at 398 Westgate Plaza. This 5th annual event will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Susan Schlatter with the Humane Society tells us they’re…

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Cops make three meth arrests

Cops make three meth arrests

Three Macon County residents were arrested over the past several days in separate incidents all relating to meth possession. Javier Serna Trejo, age 30, of Franklin was arrested by Sheriff’s Deputies May 15. He was charged with a felony count of possession of meth with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver. Trejo’s bond was set…

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Bill would make 911 misuse more serious crime

Misusing the 911 system could become a more serious crime in North Carolina. On Wednesday, a bill passed the state House that would stiffen the penalties for those calling 911 to make prank calls—the measure was introduced by Representative John Faircloth of Guilford County. “It is a true emergency system and a call to that…

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FHS softball advances to round 3 of state playoffs

The Franklin Lady Panther softball team heads back to the third round of the state playoffs hosting Fred T. Foard on Friday. The girls knocked off South Point on the road Tuesday 7-6. Franklin comes into Friday’s game with a 15-5 record. Fred T. Foard is 22-4. First pitch for the third round playoff game…

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WNC biz recruiter targeted for deep cuts

WNC biz recruiter targeted for deep cuts

A measure passed by the North Carolina Senate could dissolve a long-standing economic effort to attract business and industry to the mountains. The bill would cut $1 million in public funding to AdvantageWest, the regional economical development partnership serving 23 western counties including Macon. Since 1994, AdvantageWest has focused on marketing the western mountains to…

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  • October 23, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • October 24, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • October 30, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • October 31, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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