BCBS helping NC child-care centers fight obesity

Childhood obesity has been identified as a top health issue in North Carolina and some groups feel working with child-care centers is an effective means to battle the problem. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina plans to invest $3 million over the next three years into the “Shape NC” program that is aimed…

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N.C. AG probes propane spike

With propane prices continuing to rise, Attorney General Roy Cooper is encouraging consumers who heat their homes with propane to take steps to offset the recent surge in costs. The price of propane has risen nationally as frigid temperatures hit many parts of the country, including North Carolina. “I’m concerned that North Carolinians who rely…

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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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  • August 26, 2014 6:30 pmLADIES NIGHT OUT
  • August 28, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • August 29, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • September 4, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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