Primary voting information

Filing is closed and now candidates begin to focus on campaigns in preparation for the May 6 Primary Election in North Carolina. Voter Registration Deadline: The voter registration deadline to be eligible to vote in this election is April 11, 2014 at 5:00 pm, if mailed must be postmarked by this date. This also includes…

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Applications accepted for 2014 Community Garden

Spring is right around the corner and this year, the Macon County Community Garden will be entering its fifth year of benefiting the community. Alan Durden, Macon County Cooperative Extension Director, says they are now taking applications for plots at the garden located off of Siler Road. “Some folks from last year won’t return; some…

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Macon proclaimed Purple Heart County

Macon proclaimed Purple Heart County

In recognition of Macon County residents who have served in all wars and to show commitment to the men and women who serve the nation in the military, Macon County has been proclaimed a Purple Heart County. At the request of Lenny Lazzara, Commander of Chapter 639 Military Order of the Purple Heart, county commissioners…

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Survey: Most North Carolinians support teacher pay raise

Ninety-percent of North Carolina registered voters want to see a pay raise for teachers—this according to a new survey just out. The poll, conducted by Best Schools NC, also revealed 82 percent want to see pay increases for educators come from the current budget and not by raising taxes—and 52 percent say pay should be…

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Town Planners to discuss ‘outdoor goods displays’

On Monday, the town Franklin Planning Board will begin work on making their recommendation for a consideration to change a town ordinance that regulates the outdoor display of goods. Planners were tasked with reviewing the Unified Development Ordinance that pertains to outdoor displays after several complaints were taken by the town that outdoor good displays…

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Forest Service to begin next phase of land management revision

The next phase of revision of the Land and Resource Management Plan for the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests is underway. U.S. Forest Service officials say they’ve receive a large amount of public input since the assessment of the plan began in 2012—with many comments coming from Macon County citizens. As the next phase of…

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Community Calendar

  • September 4, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • September 5, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • September 11, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • September 12, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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