Official challenge grant issued at Dryman House

Official challenge grant issued at Dryman House

The Hospice House Foundation of Western North Carolina has jump-started fundraising efforts after the official presentation of a challenge grant on Thursday afternoon. Representatives from the foundation were presented with the $ 1 million challenge check by State Employees Credit Union during a special ceremony. The presentation was made at the Dryman House in Franklin,…

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Standoff ends with arrest of local man

Standoff ends with arrest of local man

The small Oak Grove Community, north of Franklin, was shook up over the weekend after an 18-hour standoff that ended with the arrest of a 51-year-old Franklin man. On Saturday, at approximately 12:22 p.m. a female called 911 from 9835 Bryson City Road alerting dispatchers that her father was attempting to get into the house…

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Thanksgiving “Click It or Ticket” campaign kicks off

Thanksgiving “Click It or Ticket” campaign kicks off

While driving to visit with family or friends this Thanksgiving, don’t be a turkey. Wear your seat belt, or face a $161 fine. That was the message shared this week in Wilmington where the Governor’s Highway Safety Program kicked off the Thanksgiving “Click It or Ticket” campaign. Officers across the state are stepping up enforcement…

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N.C. jobless rate improved in Oct.

The jobless rate in North Carolina took a dip in October—this according to new figures out from the state’s department of commerce. The unemployment rate fell from 8.3 to 8 from September to October. The rate is 1.4 percent lower than October 2012. Education and health services posted the biggest job gains in October with…

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Icy conditions in the forecast

Travel in Macon County and the surrounding area may be a little treacherous come late Monday night into Tuesday morning. Forecasters are calling for freezing rain mixed with sleet beginning in the mid to late evening hours. Temperatures will be cold enough for the precipitation to freeze on some roads, especially in the mountains. Trace…

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Rifle season underway in Macon, WNC

Rifle season underway in Macon, WNC

Today marks the beginning of rifle season for deer hunters here in the mountains. According to the NC Wildlife Resource Commission, 611 white tail deer were harvested last year in Macon County. Nearly 400 of those were with a rifle. Some things to remember include: hunters should wear a safety harness if using a tree…

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