NC Superintendent: State budget not serving students well

NC Superintendent: State budget not serving students well

North Carolina lawmakers are less than two weeks away from the state budget deadline, and while talks between the House and Senate progress some say students are being overlooked. State Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson says the budget is adding new teachers, but doesn’t do much to address teacher to student ratio by only…

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Macon County budget passes 3-2; teacher layoff averted

A split vote was enough to get the 2013-2014 Macon County budget officially adopted by commissioners on Monday evening. The vote was 3-2 with Commissioners Haven and Higdon opposed. Without making any changes to the tax rate, the county added $430,000 to the school budget for a school resource officer and to rehire school personnel.…

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Taste of Scotland returns

Clay Hay, of Murphy, NC

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Franklin TDA to consider new marketing plan

The Franklin Tourism Development Authority will continue its June meeting this evening at 5:30 p.m at the town hall board room. The TDA is expected to consider a new strategy to market the Franklin area to tourists. The plan, involving a focus in the Atlanta and Orlando markets, was presented to the board earlier this…

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Study: Broadband shortage an issue in WNC

A recent study on broadband internet access here in the mountains shows western North Carolina way behind when it comes to service for individual homes and small businesses. The study, which involved Macon and several surrounding counties, was conducted by the nonprofit Mountain Area Information Network (MAIN). It found that only 15 percent of respondents…

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Meadows wants federal insurance act delayed until IRS audit

Meadows wants federal insurance act delayed until IRS audit

Western North Carolina Congressman Mark Meadows has introduced legislation that would delay Obamacare until an audit of the IRS. This legislation calls for a full audit of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from Jan. 1, 2010, to present by the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). Until the audit is completed and a…

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