Grant funds to help community garden create a healthier Macon County

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) has awarded the Macon County Community Garden a grant through Nourishing North Carolina, a statewide community garden effort making local, healthy food more accessible to people across the state. In June 2011, BCBSNC launched the program in partnership with the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association…

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Otto FD battles fire, helps save home

Investigators are trying to determine what caused a house fire Wednesday night in Otto that totaled a garage and damaged the upstairs. Otto Fire and Rescue was first paged to the fire at 519 Summit Road just after 8 p.m. Barry Cabe with Otto Fire says crews were able to arrive and make good attack…

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Town delays rezone hearing for Pauline Avenue

Franklin residents wanting to weigh in on a re-zoning request near Pauline Avenue will have to wait a couple of months due to a legality. A public hearing was planned for the Monday, August 5 meeting of the Franklin Board of Aldermen, but had to be postponed because not all affected residents received official notice.…

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Hospice House Foundation gets $1 million challenge grant

The Hospice House Foundation of Western North Carolina is getting a big boost to help renovate the Dryman Home on Maple Street in Franklin into a six-bed facility for end-of-life care. The North Carolina State Employees Credit Union Foundation announced this week they will award a $1 million challenge grant toward the facility. The way…

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Macon Aero Modelers Aviation Day to support Wounded Warrior Project

Macon Aero Modelers Aviation Day to support Wounded Warrior Project

The Macon Aero Modelers Club, in support of and raising funds for the Wounded Warrior Project, will celebrate National Model Aviation Day as part of the Academy of Model Aeronautic’s (AMA) mission to promote model aviation on Saturday, August 17. It will be held at the club’s flying field in Otto, beginning at 9 AM.…

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Flood watch posted for Macon

Forecasted heavy rains for the western mountains have prompted a flash flood watch from the National Weather Service for Macon and surrounding counties. Numerous shows and thunderstorms could develop across the Western Carolinas and Northeast Georgia today and tonight. The thunderstorms are expected to move slowly and produce locally very heavy rain. Some areas, which…

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Community Calendar

  • May 22, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • May 28, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • May 29, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • June 4, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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