Macon County Voting Info

Macon County Voting Info

The polls are open here in Macon County on this Election Day. The board of elections reminds voters to vote at their local precinct today, and the polls will be open until 7:30 this evening. If you have questions contact the board of elections office at 349-2034. We’ll have live coverage of elections results from…

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Downtown shops seek better partnership with town of Franklin

Downtown shops seek better partnership with town of Franklin

Monday’s Town of Franklin Board of Aldermen meeting began with community shop owners speaking out about the need to pique  shoppers’ interest on Main Street. “It’s imperative that we bring shoppers downtown,” Martha Holbrook, owner of Rosebud Cottage, said. “We have festivals and events, but there has to be more to keep people downtown.” Rob…

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Jobless rate down in Macon County

The September jobs report is out for North Carolina counties, and many, including Macon, saw improving unemployment percentages. According to the NC Department of Commerce, the unemployment rate dropped in Macon County last month from 9.7 to 9.2 percent. Dale West, Manager of the Macon County Joblink Center, explains local residents continue to find jobs,…

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Last minute polls predict tight races in NC

It won’t be long until western North Carolinians find out how accurate the pre-election polls are when the final results of the election are tallied. According to Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling, all indications are pointing to very tight presidential race in North Carolina. Jensen says a last-minute poll has the candidates neck and…

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Early voting draws over 9300 Maconians

One-Stop voting is over in North Carolina and the turnout was strong in Macon County. According to the Macon County Board of Elections, 9,325 Maconians cast their ballots in the early voting period which closed Saturday. Of that number, 3,081 were registered Democrats, 3,882 Republicans, 2,395 unaffiliated, and 17 Libertarian voters. Early Voting response was…

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Franklin town board meets tonight

The town of Franklin Board of Aldermen will meet tonight for their regular November meeting. The town will learn more information about Franklin Fire Department’s new insurance rating and how it will benefit residents. There will also be a discussion on the Taste of Scotland Festival, a resolution on a water shortage response plan, discussion…

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Macon County Weather

Community Calendar

  • November 13, 2013 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
  • July 31, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • August 1, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • August 2, 2014 8:30 amMACON COUNTY HORSE ASSOCIATION SHRINE HORSE SHOW
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