Macon students’ artwork selected for statewide calendar

Macon students’ artwork selected for statewide calendar

Two Macon County students got some special recognition this week for their artwork that will be featured on a state calendar. Second grader Emily Mason and third grader Daphne McCoy, of Nantahala School, submitted art for the North Carolina Farm to School Calendar and were named winners in the contest. The students were recognized by…

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N.C. jobless rate down slightly in April

Fifteen-thousand jobs were added in North Carolina last month and that has helped push down the state unemployment rate slightly. According to recent information from the Department of Commerce, the state’s jobless rate was down from 6.3 to 6.2 percent from March to April. That rate is 2.2 percent lower than April 2013. The major…

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Macon Bank offering free ID theft seminar

Macon Bank offering free ID theft seminar

 It’s estimated that every two seconds, someone in America becomes a victim of identity fraud and to help combat this rising problem, Macon Bank is offering a free seminar for local residents. The Identity Theft Seminar will be Thursday, May 22 at the Macon Bank Corporate Office at 220 One Center Court in Franklin from…

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Annual scholarships awarded by Franklin Rotary

Some local students are getting a helping hand from the Rotary Club of Franklin to continue their education. Rotarians held their annual scholarship night on Tuesday at Tartan Hall to award several scholarships to hard-working students. Five Roy Rickman Scholarships were handed out, including a $12,000 scholarship, which went to Haley Jordan Williams. Receiving $1,000…

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Hot cars can be deadly to pets

A North Carolina woman’s appearance in court last week on charges after two dogs died in her car serves as an unfortunate reminder to not leave pets unattended in vehicles—especially as the temperatures heat up. The woman, 34-year-old Jennifer King, of Franklinton, allegedly left two dogs in her car for three hours while she shopped.…

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Franklin student becomes 1st from SCC to earn GED under new guidelines

Franklin student becomes 1st from SCC to earn GED under new guidelines

If the new guidelines for preparing to take the GED® seem intimidating, Ruedi Woods has some advice for you. Just show up. A Colorado native who moved to Franklin after dropping out of high school, Woods worked diligently in GED® preparation classes through Southwestern Community College’s educational opportunities program and passed his exam last month.…

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Macon County Weather

Community Calendar

  • December 25, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • December 26, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • January 1, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • January 2, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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