Macon property revaluation projections: County has lost $2 billion in value

County Commissioners got an update on the 2015 tax revaluation progress at their mid-year retreat held on January 25. Richard Lightner, county tax department director, explained the new values will reflect closer to the values of 2003. “The county, overall, has lost 25 percent of its value (since 2007),” Lightner said. He stated that the…

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NC officials report more flu deaths

The number of people in North Carolina who have died from the flu this season has risen. State health officials have reported 11 more people have lost their lives to the virus, which brings the total to 44 for this flu season. Epidemiologist Dr. Zach Moore with the Division of Public Health says all but…

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Macon Economic Update

Macon Economic Update

The county’s economic future was among other top issues discussed at the mid-year retreat held by Macon County Commissioners on January 25. The board heard a presentation from Tommy Jenkins, director of the Economic Development Commission. Jenkins’ message to the county was to focus future efforts on boosting the manufacturing base in Macon County. The…

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Franklin aldermen meet this evening

Franklin aldermen meet this evening

Town of Franklin Aldermen will hold their regular meeting for February tonight beginning at 7 p.m. at town hall. Among the items on the board’s agenda are a presentation on the Appalachian Trail Community, discussion of the town’s representative on the Macon County Planning Board, discussion on gazebo plans, and discussion on an offer to…

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Wreck closes Highlands Gorge Friday morning

A Friday morning vehicle accident on U.S. 64 East results in the closure of the Highlands Gorge for about an hour. The single-vehicle accident occurred at approximately 7:53 a.m. as a driver was traveling toward Highlands near Bust Your Butt Falls. Robbie Forrester with the Highlands Fire Department says the driver was not hurt, but…

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LP gas spike hits residents, farmers

Prices for LP gas continue to climb as the latest round of cold and snow hits North Carolina. North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler says there is a shortage of LP gas causing costs to go up and this is posing problems for farmers who heat poultry houses with gas and those who keep their…

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  • August 21, 2014 9:00 amSMOKY MOUNTAIN VETERAN STAND DOWN
  • August 21, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • August 22, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • August 26, 2014 6:30 pmLADIES NIGHT OUT
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