Macon Economic Update

Macon Economic Update

The county’s economic future was among other top issues discussed at the mid-year retreat held by Macon County Commissioners on January 25. The board heard a presentation from Tommy Jenkins, director of the Economic Development Commission. Jenkins’ message to the county was to focus future efforts on boosting the manufacturing base in Macon County. The…

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Franklin aldermen meet this evening

Franklin aldermen meet this evening

Town of Franklin Aldermen will hold their regular meeting for February tonight beginning at 7 p.m. at town hall. Among the items on the board’s agenda are a presentation on the Appalachian Trail Community, discussion of the town’s representative on the Macon County Planning Board, discussion on gazebo plans, and discussion on an offer to…

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Wreck closes Highlands Gorge Friday morning

A Friday morning vehicle accident on U.S. 64 East results in the closure of the Highlands Gorge for about an hour. The single-vehicle accident occurred at approximately 7:53 a.m. as a driver was traveling toward Highlands near Bust Your Butt Falls. Robbie Forrester with the Highlands Fire Department says the driver was not hurt, but…

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LP gas spike hits residents, farmers

Prices for LP gas continue to climb as the latest round of cold and snow hits North Carolina. North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler says there is a shortage of LP gas causing costs to go up and this is posing problems for farmers who heat poultry houses with gas and those who keep their…

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Free bookmaking workshop for local youth Feb. 1

On Saturday February 1, 10:00-noon, a free workshop on making books and journals from recycled materials, designed for elementary school-age children, will be held in the Children’s Area of the Macon County Public Library. Under the instruction of writer Karen Martin, participants will create a take-home book from readily available materials such as magazines, calendars,…

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Winter weather triggers NC price gouging law

North Carolina’s strong price gouging law is in effect because a state of emergency has been declared due to a winter storm, Attorney General Roy Cooper notified businesses and consumers this week. “It’s wrong to use a crisis as an excuse to make an unfair buck,” said Cooper. “Most businesses pull together to help their…

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Community Calendar

  • November 13, 2013 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
  • July 30, 2014Save Our Children-Save Our World, feat. Josh McDowell
  • July 31, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • August 1, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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