Officials to dedicate Community Building Saturday

Officials to dedicate Community Building Saturday

  The official dedication service for the re-naming of the Macon County Community Facilities Building will be held Saturday, October 11 at 1:00 pm at the building on 441 South. The new name is the Robert C. Carpenter Community Building in honor of the late Senator Robert C. Carpenter. Some of the dignitaries and friends who…

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Town mulls new parking layout for Main Street

Parking and traffic issues on Main Street and what to do about them was a topic of discussion among the town board at their October 6 meeting. Aldermen reviewed a presentation of a parking analysis conducted by traffic engineering firm JM Teague—that studied the area of Main Street from Patton Avenue to Harrison Avenue. According…

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Voter registration deadline Friday

Voter registration deadline Friday

If you want to cast your vote in the upcoming election and haven’t registered yet—the Macon County Board of Elections reminds you there are only a couple of days left to register. Friday, October 10 at 5 p.m. is the Voter Registration deadline to be eligible to vote on Election Day. Other key dates for…

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New cases of Enterovirus emerge in NC

Three new cases of the Enterovirus D68 have emerged in North Carolina—according to state health officials—who say have there have been nine confirmed cases since September 22. Dr. Zack Moore with the Division of Public Health says Enterovirus has been around since the 1960′s — in several strains — but there are still a lot…

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Survey reveals NC teens smoking less, using more e-cigs

The 2013 N.C. Youth Tobacco Survey, recently released by the Division of Public Health, delivers both good and bad news to those working to prevent tobacco use among North Carolina students. Results show the lowest teen cigarette smoking rates ever recorded, along with a significant increase in teen use of certain non-cigarette tobacco products, including…

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Macon school board candidates forum Oct. 23

The Macon County North Carolina Association of Educators will host a candidates forum form Macon County school board candidates on Thursday, October 23 at  7: 00 p.m. at the Franklin High School Fine Arts Center. The goal of the event is to provide the Macon County community an opportunity to see and hear all candidates for these…

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Community Calendar

  • March 29, 2015 6:00 pmGOSPEL SINGING
  • March 30, 2015 8:00 amRELAY FOR LIFE EASTER BASKET SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER
  • April 2, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • April 3, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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