Franklin Lion’s to celebrate 75th year

Franklin Lion’s to celebrate 75th year

On Saturday, January 10, Franklin Lion Club members will be at K-Mart to celebrate Melvin B. Jones birthday and their 75th year with free vision screening. Instead of a party with a large dinner as many other organizations do to celebrate anniversaries, the Franklin Lion’s Club is giving back to the community as we have…

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Goodwill donation to help Macon Program for Progress

Goodwill donation to help Macon Program for Progress

Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina has made a donation to Macon Program for Progress (MPP), that will support the Franklin-based non-profit’s self-sufficiency program. Goodwill provides a wide range of training, placement and workforce development services in 31 North Carolina counties, including Macon County. Goodwill partners with community colleges, businesses and government agencies to provide its…

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Local children ‘Shop with a Cop’

Local children ‘Shop with a Cop’

More than 250 local children in need will have a brighter Christmas thanks to the efforts of the community and local law enforcement. On Friday, the children, which included those from across Macon County, and foster children from other counties took part in the annual Shop with a Cop event. The children were paired with…

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NC insurance chief settles on rate hike for WNC counties

North Carolina’s top insurance regulator is rejecting a bid by insurance companies to raise the cost of homeowner’s coverage by an average of 26 percent. Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin on Friday approved rate increases in some areas and price cuts in other counties. “The rates I have ordered are the result of the most thorough…

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Biologists find gill lice in brook trout in Cullasaja River tributaries

Biologists find gill lice in brook trout in Cullasaja River tributaries

 Something never found in North Carolina waters has turned up in Macon County—and biologists say it could be deadly to the area’s native brook trout. The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is asking for angler’s assistance after gill lice were found on brook trout in several headwater streams of the Cullasaja River in Macon County.…

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SCC, Lees-McRae create criminal justice transfer agreement

SCC, Lees-McRae create criminal justice transfer agreement

Southwestern Community College students who earn their associate degree in Criminal Justice Technology have a new transfer option thanks to SCC’s recent articulation agreement with Lees McRae College in Banner Elk. The agreement allows SCC criminal justice associate degree graduates to earn a bachelor’s degree within two years by completing 51 semester hours of credit…

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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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