Macon LWV to discuss Voter ID issue

North Carolina lawmakers have their eye on legislation that would require voters to show ID before they take part in elections. The topic has been a bit controversial here in North Carolina, a similar attempt for a voter ID law was shot down in 2011 by Governor Bev Perdue. But as legislators again push for…

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Commissioners oppose cuts, possible closure of LBJ Job Corps

Commissioners oppose cuts, possible closure of LBJ Job Corps

The future is uncertain for a critical federal program that has left a positive mark in Macon County. Macon County leaders plan on sending a formal message to Congress urging them not to implement significant budget cuts to the Lyndon B. Johnson Job Corps Center in Franklin. Last Thursday, county commissioners adopted a resolution opposing…

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Duke rate case to be heard in Franklin

The North Carolina Utilities Commission announced a public hearing over the Duke rate increase proposal will take place in Franklin on May 21. The hearing will be at 7 p.m. at the Macon County Courthouse and will be the only public hearing on the matter in far western North Carolina. Duke Energy recently filed for…

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Homeowner’s insurance to rise 7 percent in Macon County

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin signed a settlement agreement with homeowner’s insurance companies this week allowing an overall statewide average rate increase of 7 percent, varying by region, beginning July 1. The insurance companies, represented by the North Carolina Rate Bureau, had requested an overall statewide average rate increase of 17.7 percent in October…

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Church Service Cancelations For Wednesday 03/06

Church Service Cancelations For Wednesday 03/06

Check Back Often......We update the list as we receive them into the Winter Storm Center. If you have a closing or delay and you would like us to include it on air & online call 524-4418.

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Jobs staying: New company takes over Whitley

A deal to keep around 100 manufacturing jobs in Franklin is official. The Macon County Economic Development Commission announced Tuesday afternoon that Franklin Tubular Products, Inc will locate operations in Macon County. The manufacturer of manipulated tubular assemblies is a subsidiary of the Tricon Group which as acquired the Franklin facility, business, and certain assets…

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