Franklin TDA halts new funding requests until fiscal year ends

The Franklin Tourism Development Authority agreed to put any new requests for funding on hold—for now. During their meeting Monday, the TDA announced it had spent over $89,000 of its $100,000 budget and voted to not grant any new funding requests until the start of the fiscal year July 1. The grant proposals in waiting…

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Highway Patrol responds to multiple accidents

Highway Patrol responds to multiple accidents

State Troopers in Macon County were dispatched to three separate accidents with injuries over the past few days. According to the Bryson City Post of the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the first accident occurred Saturday just before 2 p.m. on Ruby Mine Road. Troopers say 22-year-old Sherri Marie Buchannan of Franklin was traveling North on…

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Franklin man charged with 9 counts including robbery, extortion

A string of charges including robbery and extortion land a local man behind bars this week. William Dale Sheffield, age 33, of Franklin was arrested by Sheriff’s Deputies on felony counts of robbery and possession of stolen property. He is also charged with several misdemeanor crimes including larceny, blackmail, communicating threats, assault and attempted common…

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Macon students place among best in state writing contest

Macon students place among best in state writing contest

Seven local students and a teacher were named winners of the North Carolina Reading Association’s Young Authors Project. The theme for this year’s Young Authors Project was “Play that Game” and students were encouraged to write about games played when they were younger, games they shared with family and friends, and games where they learned…

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NC Dentists raising awareness of children’s dental health

Dentists here in North Carolina and across the country are raising awareness about what they say is a big issue: poor dental care among children. This month is National Children’s Dental Health Month—Dr. Steven Garrett is one dentist urging parents to pay more attention to their children’s oral hygiene, “They’re setting them up for a…

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Commission’s February meeting tonight

The Macon county Board of Commissioners will convene this evening at 6 p.m. at the courthouse for their regular February meeting. Among the items on tonight’s agenda are a public hearing regarding proposed new names for several roads in the county, a report on the Veterans Memorial, capital outlay requests from the school system, and…

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  • 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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