Women’s league hosting candidate forum

On April 10, the League of Women Voters of Macon County will sponsor a forum for candidates for county commissioner. The public is invited. The meeting will be held at noon at Tartan Hall in Franklin. One seat is open in District 1. Michael Rogers (D), John Shearl (R), and incumbent James Tate (R) are…

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Franklin town manager announces resignation

Franklin town manager announces resignation

Following a closed session at Monday’s town of Franklin aldermen meeting, the board announced that town manager Warren Cabe has submitted his resignation. Cabe, who has served as town manager since April 1, 2013, explains he is pursuing other opportunities, “I am certainly not unhappy with the town of Franklin; they’ve been a good employer…

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NCDOT announces temporary closure of two roads in West Macon area

The NCDOT has announced that a section of the West Old Murphy Road will be closed to through traffic in order to remove and replace the bridge over Jones Creek. The closure of this .20 mile section of the road will begin at 8:00 a.m. Thursday, April 10 and is expected to reopen no later…

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Community colleges to discuss job market in WNC

Community colleges to discuss job market in WNC

As the primary lead agency for delivering workforce development training, the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) will hold an “NCReady4Work” learning summit on April 29-30 at Southwestern Community College. Dr. R. Scott Ralls, president of the NCCCS, will facilitate the two-day meeting with presidents and top administrators of SCC, Haywood Community College and Tri-County…

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Volunteers: A continued need for local food ministry Carenet

Volunteers: A continued need for local food ministry Carenet

The generosity of the local community and volunteers are the driving forces behind local food outreach Carenet. The food pantry continues to have a need for volunteers, according to Executive Director Shaina Adkins, who says there are opportunities for you to help right now. “There are always opportunities to serve others in the name of…

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N.C. retailers on Amazon sales tax

N.C. retailers on Amazon sales tax

It may have not been the most popular move, but some say state sales tax collected from online retailer Amazon, since February, will be a big help to the state. Andy Ellen, head of the North Carolina Retail Merchants Association says sales tax collected from purchases on Amazon will also help level the field for…

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