Macon’s latest health checkup shows good and bad trends

A comprehensive study of the state’s counties shows Macon County dropped three spots to the 19th healthiest county in North Carolina. The 2014 County Health Rankings were released Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The study measures vital health factors, including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, unemployment, access to healthy foods, the quality…

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Franklin’s first 2014 festival to celebrate the Appalachian Trail

Franklin’s first 2014 festival to celebrate the Appalachian Trail

Franklin, North Carolina will again celebrate its appreciation of Appalachian Trail Hikers with the town’s first festival of 2014, April Fools Trail Day, on Saturday, March 29th. This day- long event will take place in Historic Downtown Franklin and bring together AT hikers, locals and visitors for a great event featuring informative and education workshops,…

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County Commission candidate forum ahead

County Commission candidate forum ahead

On April 10, the League of Women Voters of Macon County will sponsor a forum for candidates for county commission. The public is invited. The meeting will be held at noon at Tartan Hall in Franklin. One seat is open in District 1. Michael Rogers (D), John Shearl (R), and incumbent James Tate (R) are…

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Forest Service reminds of ramp harvesting rules

The U.S. Forest Service is reminding ramp harvesters there are some rules to follow as the spring ramp season begins. In the Southern national forests, the most valuable culinary product is the ramp, a delicacy added to spring tonics and southern dishes. Ramps are the focus of spring festivals and special events. According to the…

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Annual Academic Auction set for April 5

Annual Academic Auction set for April 5

Giving local students a chance to experience education beyond the textbook—that’s a key mission of the Macon County Academic Foundation—that is gearing up for its 27th annual academic auction. The event is the only fundraiser held by the foundation and helps to provide teacher grants, which, in turn, benefit Macon County students. A preview of…

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School Board formally opposes teacher tenure law

The Macon County Board of Education is sending a message to state lawmakers that they do not support the plan to end career status for teachers. The plan, known as the Appropriations Act, would effectively eliminate career status for all teachers by July 1, 2018. It also requires districts to offer 25 percent of its…

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  • October 23, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • October 24, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • October 30, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • October 31, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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