iClassroom: Macon school board ponders future of textbooks

iClassroom: Macon school board ponders future of textbooks

As talks begin for the upcoming budget, the subject of the lack of textbooks in county schools is being discussed among school officials. Many classrooms in the county are without textbooks or don’t have enough for all their students. Students don’t bring home textbooks anymore, because there simply are not enough to go around. “Principals…

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Macon Sheriff candidates speak at GOP forum

Macon Sheriff candidates speak at GOP forum

With the May 6 Primary Election approaching, the Macon County Republican Party gave its candidates a chance to speak on important issues at a forum held Saturday at the community facilities building. Local elections this year feature many GOP candidates making the primary a very critical deciding point for those seeking office. The two candidates…

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N.C. jobless rate improved in February

The jobless rate for February in North Carolina is out and showing improvement. The state commerce department announced Friday that the unemployment rate was trimmed to 6.4 in February—down from 6.7 in January. This marks the first time in eight years that the N.C. rate has dropped below the national unemployment average. Larry Parker, commerce…

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WNC trout waters open Saturday

WNC trout waters open Saturday

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open approximately 1,000 miles of hatchery-supported trout waters in 25 western counties at 7 a.m. on April 5. The season will run through Feb. 28, 2015. While fishing on hatchery-supported trout waters, anglers can harvest a maximum of seven trout per day, with no minimum size limits or bait…

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Census estimates show slight population decrease in Macon

According to recent estimates conducted by the Census Bureau, Macon County has experienced a slight decrease in population since the last official count in 2010. In 2010, Macon County’s population was 33,922. Estimates for the following years indicate a drop in residency with 33,825 in 2011, 33,854 in 2012, and 33,857 in 2013. From 2010…

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Franklin Employment Office forced to relocate

The Franklin Employment Security Commission, located on Harrison Avenue, will have to find a new site for operations by July 1. The state’s Employment Security Division is facing a steep budget cut of approximately $30 million in funds that are being redirected to pay a federal debt. This has result in many employment offices having…

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