Rains causing rivers, streams to swell

Maconians are keeping a close eye on the weather as local rivers and streams are nearing capacity. Near steady rain has fallen in Macon County over the last two days—nearly four inches have been recorded here at the radio station. A flood watch remains in effect for southwestern North Carolina through Wednesday morning. Earlier today,…

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County awards contract for new dental clinic

Plans to open a new county dental clinic are moving ahead. At their January 8 meeting, Macon County Commissioners awarded the contract to a local company for the renovations necessary to the 2,000 square foot facility located at 108 Macon Center Drive. The approximately $84,000 contract was awarded to Arrowood Construction of Franklin—they were the…

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Man charged with breaking into courthouse

A 60-year-old Franklin man will get to explain why he was in the Macon County courthouse after midnight on December 31 when he goes to court this week. Billy Clayton Jackson was arrested by Deputies in the early morning hours of December 31—he’s charged with breaking and entering at the courthouse. Jackson called 911 just…

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Could local government help those with negative home equity?

Could local government help those with negative home equity?

Despite some positive news coming out of the housing market, many homeowners still owe much more than their home is currently worth. An idea being circulated to help the situation is for local governments to buy homes with negative equity, through eminent domain, and sell back to the owner at a lower price. One person…

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Tourism board to address several funding requests today

The Franklin Tourism Development Authority will meet later today at Franklin’s town hall. The TDA is expected to make decisions on several grant requests including a $10,000 request for the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts. Funding decisions are also expected on April Fool Trail Days, the Cullasaja River Mine, and Stay and Play…

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Commission approves $1.5 million improvements at Highlands School

On January 8, county commissioners gave the green light to $1.5 million worth of improvements to Highlands School. The county is applying for a virtually interest free loan through the federal government known as a Qualified Zone Academy Bond, or QZAB. The renovations primarily involve the elementary wing of the K-12 facility, and will include…

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