Elections board files for director termination

As the investigation continues into possible embezzlement within the Macon County Board of Elections, the board has filed a petition calling for the termination of the director. According to board of elections member Gary Dills, the board voted Tuesday to send a formal petition to the State Board of Elections that would end employment for…

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Scammers seek to cash in on tax deadline

The April 15 tax filing deadline is approaching and scammers are hoping to cash in. The Internal Revenue Service is cautioning taxpayers to guard themselves against scammer posing as agents. The IRS describes the most notorious scams as The Dirty Dozen. IRS spokesman Mark Hansen says there is a wide range of phone scams going…

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Fees at shooting ranges increasing

Fees at shooting ranges increasing

The U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina are changing the fees at some recreation sites in the Nantahala National Forest for the 2014 season. All fees were evaluated to ensure that the level of benefits and services provided are appropriate with the fee and that fees are comparable to similar public and private…

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Women’s league hosting candidate forum

On April 10, the League of Women Voters of Macon County will sponsor a forum for candidates for county commissioner. The public is invited. The meeting will be held at noon at Tartan Hall in Franklin. One seat is open in District 1. Michael Rogers (D), John Shearl (R), and incumbent James Tate (R) are…

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Franklin town manager announces resignation

Franklin town manager announces resignation

Following a closed session at Monday’s town of Franklin aldermen meeting, the board announced that town manager Warren Cabe has submitted his resignation. Cabe, who has served as town manager since April 1, 2013, explains he is pursuing other opportunities, “I am certainly not unhappy with the town of Franklin; they’ve been a good employer…

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NCDOT announces temporary closure of two roads in West Macon area

The NCDOT has announced that a section of the West Old Murphy Road will be closed to through traffic in order to remove and replace the bridge over Jones Creek. The closure of this .20 mile section of the road will begin at 8:00 a.m. Thursday, April 10 and is expected to reopen no later…

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