Macon jobless rate betters in March

The latest information out from the North Carolina Department of Commerce indicates the jobless rate fell by half a percent in Macon County from February to March. The March unemployment rate, at 7.5 percent, is three percent lower than it was in March 2013 when it was 10.5. Jobless rates also dropped in surrounding counties…

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FHS golfers fare well at conference

The Franklin High School Golf Team earned third place overall out of the eight-team conference at the recent Western North Carolina Athletic Conference Tourney. Franklin, as a team, placed first in the 2-A division. Additionally, three Panther golfers made all-conference, which are the top ten players out of 44 golfers in the entire conference tourney.…

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Substantial rainfall increasing risks for flooding, landslides

A flash flood watch remains in effect for Macon and surrounding counties through Wednesday evening as another round of potentially severe weather is heading to the mountains. According to the National Weather Service, the thunderstorms could produce torrential rainfall at times in western North Carolina and northeast Georgia. Forecasters say the system could drop up…

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Brush fire spreads to Franklin home Sunday

On Sunday, Clarks Chapel Fire and Rescue battled a structure fire at 116 Allendale Hills Road, off of John Teague Road. The fire was reported at approximately 4:50 p.m. according to Clarks Chapel Fire Chief Matt Mason, “After we got the fire knocked down, I talked with the owner and she stated she had been…

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Town appoints Woodard to interim town manager

Town officials voted unanimously to name Summer Woodard the Interim Town Manager at a special called meeting Monday. Woodard, who has worked as the Assistant to the Town Manager, will replace Warren Cabe who recently stepped down as the town manager to rejoin the Macon County Government’s Emergency Services. Woodard is a native of Franklin…

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Highway Patrol, others warn of distracted driving

Nine people are killed and 1,060 are injured daily in crashes that involve a distracted driver. In response, the North Carolina Highway Patrol is looking to combat distracted driving with their Operation: Drive To Live Campaign that is underway. Donna Joyner- Trauma and Burn Outreach Coordinator at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center- says one age…

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