Some question UNC system’s tuition spikes

A plan for another tuition hike at University of North Carolina system schools is in the works, but not all think it is necessary. Political analyst Faruk Okcetin is one questioning the need of another hike for the UNC system, which includes Western Carolina University. “I understand that cuts have been made and boards are…

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Winter Weather Advisory for higher elevations

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for elevations above 3,500 feet in Macon and surrounding counties until Saturday at noon. According to forecasters, a wintry mix of rain, snow, and sleet is expected across the North Carolina mountains before changing to all rain later today. The Franklin area is not expected…

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Macon County begins 2015-2016 budget process

Commissioners and county officials started taking a look at the next budget year at their annual mid-year review and budget work session held Tuesday. The board discussed the events of 2014 before listening to requests from department heads and the school system on the 2015-2016 fiscal year budget. This preliminary budget meeting was the start…

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County, state in talks for Caterpillar incentive funds

Talks are underway between Macon County and the North Carolina Department of Commerce on potential incentives to offer Caterpillar to keep operations going at the Franklin facility. County Commissioner Chairman Kevin Corbin, who serves on the state’s Rural Infrastructure Authority, says potential funds are available from the commerce department to upgrade and enhance production facilities.…

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Ladies Night Out tackles healthy eating habits

At the upcoming January 27, 2015 Ladies Night Out Program, the topic will be Healthy Eating.  The guest speaker will be Jeffrey Whitridge, RD, CSO, LDN. Healthy eating starts with learning new ways to eat, such as adding more fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains and cutting back on foods that have a lot of…

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IRS: check Web site before calling

As tax filing season begins, budget cuts at the IRS are forcing the agency to slash taxpayer services for this tax season, including a 50-percent reduction in the number of people who field phone calls from those looking for help. IRS spokesman Mark Hanson in Greensboro says taxpayers who have questions should first visit irs.gov…

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