DOT: Black ice in spots in Macon Co.

Relatively warm temperatures throughout the overnight hours lessened amounts of ice accumulation across Macon County, however, as temperatures have dropped into the morning hours—the DOT says patches of black ice are forming on roadways. “That’s what I’m seeing form a little bit now. After a truck goes through, there’s nothing there, but five minutes later…

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Sweet potatoes spotlighted in NC this month

February is Sweet Potato Month in North Carolina, and restaurants across the state are celebrating by offering sweet-potato dishes on their menus. It’s all part of the “Signature Sweets” promotion, sponsored by the N.C. Sweet Potato Commission. About 50 restaurants are participating in the promotion, which asks chefs to create a signature dish using N.C.…

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Kmart fire under investigation

Fire officials are describing a fire that broke out at a local store Saturday evening as suspicious and an investigation is underway by Franklin Police and the Macon County Fire Marshal. Shortly after 6 p.m., Franklin Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a fire at Kmart in the Westgate Plaza that started in an upstairs…

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Mayor: Franklin experiencing growing pains

Business seems to be picking up as of late in the town of Franklin—and while growth is good—it’s coming with a little conflict. Recently Franklin Mayor Bob Scott shared his views on pressing issues in the town. One of those is traffic speed—especially on Main Street—he told Dr. Gordon Mercer. “I would ask folks to…

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County helps outline federal legislative goals for 2015

Macon County leaders are preparing to give their input on federal legislative goals for the coming year. Later this month, commissioners are expected to attend a conference in Washington, D.C. to help present legislative guidelines developed in part with the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners. The Macon County Board of Commissioners February 10 meeting,…

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NAMI Family-to-Family workshop scheduled in Franklin

Where do family members turn when they are faced with the problems and heartaches that come from dealing with a mental illness in a loved one on a daily basis? The National Alliance on Mental Illness Family-to-Family program, a much acclaimed, free 12-session program for relatives and friends of individuals challenged by mental illness, will…

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Community Calendar

  • August 29, 2015 10:00 amAL-ANON MEETING
  • September 1, 2015 3:30 pmCOWEE FARMERS MARKET
  • September 5, 2015 8:00 amMACON COUNTY SR. GAMES FLEA MARKET
  • September 5, 2015 10:00 amAL-ANON MEETING
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