County revals show smaller drop in property values

The 2015 property revaluations in Macon County are wrapping up and county officials say the county won’t take as a big of a hit as originally thought. County Manager Derek Roland discussed the issue during his recent State of the County program with the League of Women Voters. Roland says early projections predicted the county…

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Stanley Furniture bought, more jobs coming to Robbinsville

Some positive news arrives on the job front for western North Carolina as an area struggling with high unemployment is getting about 100 jobs. It was recently announced that Oak Valley Hardwoods would expand their operations to the Stanley furniture plant in Robbinsville, which was shuttered over the summer. The plant closure left about 400…

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Macon Public Health announces Great American Smokeout, free resources to kick the habit

The American Cancer Society has scheduled the Great American Smokeout (GASO) for November 20, 2014, to encourage smokers to quit for a day in the hope they may quit for good. Thursday, November 20 is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, which encourages smokers to quit for a day in the hope they may…

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Dairy prices expected to drop

Economists are telling dairy producers to prepare for lower prices ahead. Brian Doherty, Senior Market Advisor with Stewart-Peterson Group says the price drop will correct the recent run of high dairy prices. “We’ve had a record year for demand, a lot of good things that kind of aligned, and the milk market just a lot…

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Suspects sought in Kubota Tractors burglary

A local business is out thousands of dollars worth of power equipment after a break in and burglary in the early hours of Sunday morning. According to Franklin Police, Kubota Tractors, on the Sylva Road was hit by thieves at approximately 3 a.m. Sunday. Franklin Police Chief David Adams says a surveillance video shows three…

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County considers hiring help for involuntary commitments

The number of mental health involuntary commitments is on the rise in Macon County, and across the state, and this has county officials looking for ways to offset the strain on the budget and resources. Macon County is considering a new approach to the issue, according to County Manager Derek Roland, who spoke on the…

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