Nantahala School could procure state teacher funding

Macon County School Officials are hopeful Nantahala School’s unique location will translate into additional teacher funds for the K-12 School. On January 28, the school board approved Superintendent Duncan’s request to appeal to Senator Jim Davis to introduce a bill that would classify Nantahala as geographically isolated. Schools classified as geographically isolated receive special funding…

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Smokies partners with Tribe to expedite New Found Gap repairs

It may be difficult to know exactly how much of an economic impact the landslide in the Smokies is having on regional tourism, but the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians launched a proposal that could mitigate big losses. The Park and Eastern Band are offering an early completion incentive…

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Some tax refunds will be delayed this year

Taxpayers shouldn’t plan on spending their income tax refund too quickly this year, the government has warned. Refunds are expected to be delayed for some taxpayers. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) explained it is a result of the last-minute fiscal cliff debate in Washington, D.C. That not only delayed the date returns could be accepted…

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Alderman Patillo recognized for efforts to revive Main Street

Alderman Patillo recognized for efforts to revive Main Street

A Town of Franklin leader is receiving state recognition for contributions to Franklin’s Main Street Program. Alderman Carolyn “Sissy” Patillo was named a 2012 Main Street Champion at the North Carolina Main Street Annual Awards program in Salisbury, NC on January 31. Patillo was nominated by the Franklin Main Street Program Board of Directors. The…

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Macon County Schools begin technology upgrade

Macon County Schools begin technology upgrade

Local students will soon have the latest technologies to help them learn as a technology overhaul has started within the Macon County School System. Upgrades to computers, devices, and infrastructure have begun rolling out and will continue in phases for the next several months. Technology Director Tim Burrell updated the school board recently on the…

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Arrest Report

Arrest Report

A Franklin man was booked into the Macon County jail Thursday on a $100,000 bond charged multiple theft-related crimes. An arrest report filed by Deputies indicated Justin Kyle Hodgin faces five felony charges including breaking and entering, larceny, possession of stolen goods, and possession of a firearm by a felon. Hodgin is due to appear…

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  • July 22, 2014 6:30 pmVACATION BIBLE SCHOOL @ EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
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