Survey: NC small biz more optimistic

There is a positive outlook among North Carolina business owners for 2015—this according to PNC’s latest Economic Outlook Survey. PNC economist Mekael Teshome says they interviewed North Carolina small- and mid-sized businesses across a range of industries. “A little under 60 percent of respondents expected their sales numbers to increase in the coming six months.…

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County’s April meeting tonight

The Macon County Board of Commissioners will hold a second reading of an ordinance to regulate loud and disturbing noise at their monthly meeting set for tonight at 6 p.m. at the Macon County Courthouse. Other matters expected at this evening’s meeting include a public hearing on proposed names and numbers for new roads, a…

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Town sets public hearing over new housing development

At their May 4 meeting, the town of Franklin will hold a public hearing on a special use application to construct a 60-unit housing development on Siler Road. The project is planned on a 5 acre parcel subdivided from a larger property and will feature multifamily garden-style flats rental apartments, one community building, and various…

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Smoky Mt. Center to hold program on Identity Theft

The Macon County unit of the NC Retired School Personnel (NCRSP) will sponsor a program on Tuesday, April 21 at 6:30 pm at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts for anyone who uses debit cards, credit cards, order online, has a social security number or interested in the topic of identity theft. Caroline…

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New bill would eliminate tax exemptions for nonprofits

Back in 2013 the state Senate attempted to take away the tax exemptions many non-profits have in North Carolina, and now, a new bill is making a second attempt. Senate Bill 700 would limit sales and use tax refunds that nonprofits receive. David Hinan, vice president for public policy and advocacy at the NC Center…

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Arrest made in suspicious house fire

Arrest made in suspicious house fire

Fire officials say a Sunday night house fire is suspicious in nature—and now a Franklin woman has been arrested. West Macon Fire Department was dispatched to the fire shortly after 9 p.m. at 66 Passmore Road. With assistance from Clarks Chapel and Franklin Fire Departments, firefighters were able to contain the fire within minutes. According…

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Community Calendar

  • April 18, 2015 8:00 amAMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
  • April 18, 2015 8:00 amBREAKFAST FAITHRAISER
  • April 23, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • April 24, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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