State jobless rate ticked up in July

New information out from the state Department of Commerce shows a slight uptick in the jobless rate in North Carolina, but the overall employment picture looks much better than this time last year. The report indicates that the unemployment rose from 6.4 to 6.5 percent from June to July. The jobless rate remains well below…

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BBQ Festival and KCBS donates barbecue to CareNet

BBQ Festival and KCBS donates barbecue to CareNet

The 6th Annual Mountain High BBQ Festival and Car Show was another tastefully successful event this year, and nothing said it more than with the incredible dontations of time, money and resources by both the Kansas City Barbecue Society and all the cook teams that made a donation of over 300lbs of cooked pork butt…

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Lady Panther commits to Miss. State

A Franklin Lady Panther announces her plans to compete at the college level next year. Madison Cousineau, a senior at Franklin High and catcher for the Lady Panther softball team has committed to play at Mississippi State. Cousineau is coming off a stellar season for Franklin being named all-conference for the second time and batting…

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WNC Veterans outreach planned in Franklin Thursday

Low-income and homeless veterans in Macon and surrounding counties are invited to the Smoky Mountain Veteran Stand Down, Thursday, August 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Community Facilities building. Leigh Tabor with Macon County Veterans Services explains the unfortunate reality that some Veterans in western North Carolina are struggling. “It’s sort of…

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House fire victim identified; Cochran named suspect

According to the Macon County Sheriff’s Office, the victim that died in the August 2 house fire in the Burningtown Community has been identified as 71-year-old Day Williamson, who was the homeowner. Details from the medical examiner reveal, however, that Williamson was killed before the fire as a result of strangulation. The Sheriff’s Office says…

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Cotton named principal at Union Academy

Union Academy will have a new principal to begin the upcoming school year. During Monday’s Board of Education meeting, the board voted to name Diane Cotton the new principal at Union Academy. Cotton, a long-time literacy specialist in the school district, will replace Randy Shepherd who resigned. Shepherd had served as principal at Union for…

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  • February 5, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • February 6, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • February 12, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • February 13, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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