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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Clarks Chapel home declared HAZMAT scene after propane incident

A potentially dangerous situation was defused Saturday evening by crews of Clarks Chapel Fire and Rescue. At approximately 6:00 p.m., the department was paged to a home at 783 Dowdle Mountain Road after a neighbor, who smelled propane coming from the residence, called 911. Clarks Chapel Fire Chief Matt Mason says the incident quickly became…

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Macon Co. Cooperative Extension to celebrate 100th anniversary

In North Carolina and across the country, 2014 will mark the 100th anniversary of Cooperative Extension programs. Extension’s centennial is linked to the signing of the federal Smith-Lever Act, which provided funds for research based educational programs. Today, Cooperative Extension programs in North Carolina are based in all the state’s 100 counties and on the…

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Rabies clinics coming to Franklin, Highlands

The Macon County Public Health will hold Rabies Vaccination Clinics throughout the Franklin and Highlands area on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014. Area veterinarians will vaccinate dogs, cats, and ferrets over 4 months of age, as required by NC state law. The cost is $10 (cash only) per pet and all pets should be kept in…

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Drake to open new call center near Nashville, Tn.

Franklin-based Drake Software, one of the largest employers in Macon County, says it will expand its operations to a location near Nashville, TN. According to a report from The Tennessean, the company announced plans to provide additional support for clients on the west coast by opening a call center in the Central Time Zone. Drake…

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Early Voting begins

One-Stop Voting is underway and Macon County voters have begun casting their ballots in the 2014 Primary Elections. One-Stop Voting started Thursday, April 24 and will end Saturday May 3. Macon County Board of Elections Interim Director Debbie George explains when and where you can get your early vote in. “We have two locations this…

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  • November 6, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • November 7, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • November 13, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • November 14, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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