Census releases new business report for Macon County

The latest information on economic activity in counties has been released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The County Business Pattern Report provides the most current business patterns from 2012 and includes details such as number of establishments, employment, and payroll. In Macon County, the report indicates that there were 1,092 establishments in 2012—that’s the lowest…

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Gov. pens fracking bill

Gov. pens fracking bill

Legislation clearing the way for hydro-fracking in North Carolina was signed into law Wednesday by Governor Pat McCrory. McCrory says the move will spur economic development at all levels of our economy, not just the energy sector. But not all agree. “It is about the energy business model,” said Nick Wood, Organizing Director for the…

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Chamber welcomes new Crossfit Program

Chamber welcomes new Crossfit Program

The Franklin Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting at the Franklin Health and Fitness Center introducing Crossfit FHFC.  The FHFC is located at 1214 East Main Street in Franklin. Crossfit is a core conditioning program that has been around for years now and is used by the US Military, Police Academies, and Professionals…

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Town Oks rezone to allow landfill expansion

On Monday, the Franklin board of aldermen unanimously approved a large rezoning petition, but not all residents are happy about the move. The rezoning will change more than 200 acres of property on Pannell Lane, Sierra Drive, and Lake Emory Road from a residential to an industrial zone. The action clears the way for the…

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Dr. David Franks to join AMC’s Hospitalist team

Dr. David Franks to join AMC’s Hospitalist team

Dr. David Franks has recently announced that he will be closing his private practice on July 4, 2014 and joining the Angel Medical Center Hospitalist physician team.  Hospitalists are a team of physicians who provide inpatient-focused care while a patient is in the hospital. Dr. Franks, and his wife, Sheila, have made Franklin their home…

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Lawmakers review bill to require license, registration for mopeds

Macon County residents who rely on mopeds for transportation could be under some new regulations soon. The North Carolina House has introduced a bill that would raise the age to operate a moped from 16 to 17, require the operator to have a driver’s license, and register the moped with the DMV to receive a…

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  • November 24, 2014 6:00 pmTHANKSGIVING PRAYER SERVICE
  • November 27, 2014 12:00 pmCOMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER
  • November 27, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • November 28, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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