Health Officials: Norovirus remains prevalent

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is urging vigilance and awareness surrounding Norovirus, a contagious intestinal illness, that remains prevalent through March. Norovirus is extremely infectious and can spread quickly in closed places like daycare centers, nursing homes and schools. The virus is primarily passed on via physical contact with contaminated food,…

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Town taking action on Brittany Lane property blight

The town of Franklin plans to take formal action to resolve an eyesore left at a home damaged by fire five years ago. At the board of aldermen’s March Meeting, Land Use Administrator Justin Setser explained the property at 14 Brittany Lane in Franklin was rendered irreparable by a fire in 2010 and property owners…

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Kindergarten orientation days announced

Macon County Schools has announced Kindergarten Orientation Days to get your student prepared for the upcoming academic year. The dates and locations are: Cartoogechaye Elementary- Friday, April 24th @ 9:00 a.m. East Franklin Elementary- Friday, April 17th @ 9:00 a.m. Highlands Elementary- Thursday, April 23rd @ 10:00 a.m. Iotla Valley Elementary- Friday, April 24th @…

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Explore Southern Appalachia with SCC’s spring wildflower class

Explore Southern Appalachia with SCC’s spring wildflower class

Southwestern Community College is offering a six-week spring wildflower class that starts March 18 at the Jackson Campus. The course, which teaches fundamental techniques for identifying wildflowers using ID guides and keys, will meet from 9 a.m.-noon each Wednesday through April 29. Adam Bigelow, who started the Sylva and Cullowhee community gardens, will teach the…

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Legislation may promote healthy eating in NC

A recent poll of North Carolina voters found 70 percent of respondents in support of a Healthy Corner Store Initiative as a way of tackling the state’s childhood obesity epidemic. Pam Seamans with the North Carolina Alliance for Health says a lack of nutritional education and poor economic conditions were identified in the poll as…

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Town’s annexation policy may ease subdivision rules

A recent proposal to build a new gas station in Franklin on the Georgia Road didn’t get very far because of North Carolina law restrictions on certain types of annexations, but town leaders are hopeful this will be remedied. Property owner Henry Teague asked the board of aldermen to annex property at 44 Lowery Lane,…

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Community Calendar

  • September 1, 2015 3:30 pmCOWEE FARMERS MARKET
  • September 5, 2015 8:00 amMACON COUNTY SR. GAMES FLEA MARKET
  • September 5, 2015 10:00 amAL-ANON MEETING
  • September 8, 2015 10:00 amRED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
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