30-Hour Famine begins today

30-Hour Famine begins today

A drive to raise food for those less fortunate in the local community and across the world starts today. For the 18th straight year, youth from Franklin First United Methodist Church will take part in the 30-Hour Famine. The youth will go without food for thirty hours to raise awareness of those in need. Food…

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Drivers in Macon County see gas jump 40 cents in last month

Drivers in Macon County are shelling out nearly 50 cents more for a gallon of gas than they were five weeks ago. After gas prices fell during the last quarter of 2012, the price at the pump has risen almost daily since then. Since a steady decline in prices to close out 2012, drivers have…

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Meadows meets with WNC Sheriffs

Sheriffs across western North Carolina were invited to meet with Congressman Mark Meadows on Wednesdsay and talk about his new bill known as the Protect America’s Schools Act that would put more officers in schools. Meadows held at press conference at Hendersonville Elementary School to discuss the legislation that would provide $30 million to reinstate…

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Bill to stop minors from tanning beds hits roadblock

A bill that would ban minors from using tanning beds has stalled—at least for the time being. A House committee in the NC General Assembly decided this week to hold off on voting on the measure known as the “Ban the Tan” bill. Physicians and cancer patients have been lobbying legislators to pass a bill…

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Robbinsville company to repair Smokies landslide

Robbinsville company to repair Smokies landslide

A company from Robbinsville, NC has got the job to repair the critical landslide on Newfound Gap Round in the Great Smoky Mountains. The park announced Wednesday afternoon that Phillips & Jordan was awarded the bid for nearly $4 million. The expected completion date is May 15. The company will earn $18,000 a day for…

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Four-year sting targets bear poachers in WNC, GA

Four-year sting targets bear poachers in WNC, GA

State and federal wildlife officials in North Carolina and Georgia announced today an undercover operation that involved about 80 wildlife violators and some 980 violations. Primary violations documented by Operation Something Bruin stem from illegal bear hunting but include an array of state wildlife and game law charges. Some suspects could also face federal charges.…

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Community Calendar

  • November 27, 2014 12:00 pmCOMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER
  • November 27, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • November 28, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • December 4, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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