Town and merchants talk cooperation, communication

Town of Franklin leaders met with a packed house of local merchants Tuesday night to discuss what the shop-owners described as a lack of communication. The meeting at town hall was informal—and at times branched into many different discussions—but aldermen and Mayor Collins heard concerns from many of the business owners on Main Street and…

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Macon to receive emergency food/shelter funds

Macon County has been chosen to receive $17,667 in federal emergency food and shelter funds through the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency. The funds will be used to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in Macon County and will be distributed among public and private organizations. A local board made up of…

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Forest Service seeks input on future of Nantahala, Pisgah forests

Forest Service seeks input on future of Nantahala, Pisgah forests

For the first time in its history, the U.S. Forest Service is placing greater importance on watershed protection when it comes to long-term planning. In western North Carolina, the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests will be two of the first to have their plans revised with the new priorities. This time, they’re seeking help from…

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Kuppers: Keep the conversation going

Fellow commissioners say he brought a new level of integrity and intelligence to the board of county commissioners, but Commissioner Bobby Kuppers has participated in his final commissioner meeting. During that meeting on November 20, outgoing commissioner Bobby Kuppers took a few moments to reflect on his term and thanked the ones who supported him.…

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Man, 75, charged with pointing gun, making threats

Macon County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a 75-year old local man Monday on several charges including pointing a gun and making threats. According to reports filed by the Sheriff’s Office, John Sherrill Stamey was detained after deputies were dispatched to a fight in progress. That report indicated that Stamey had allegedly pointed a shotgun and threatened…

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Jobless rate heads back up in Macon County

After several months of improvement the unemployment rate climbed back up in Macon County last month, says the Department of Commerce which released the latest job figures Tuesday. The jobless rate in Macon County climbed from 9.1 percent in September to 10 in October. Macon was one of 16 counties to experience a higher unemployment…

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  • August 1, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • August 2, 2014 8:30 amMACON COUNTY HORSE ASSOCIATION SHRINE HORSE SHOW
  • August 7, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • August 8, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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