Woman injured at Cullasaja Falls

A woman, in her mid-40s, was rescued from Cullasaja Falls on Saturday afternoon after she fell several feet. Cullasaja Gorge Fire & Rescue was called out at approximately 2:30 p.m. to retrieve the woman, who was not local,  after she slipped on a rock and dropped about ten feet.  She landed on a river bank …

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N.C. Insurance Chief: Good Driver bill bad deal for motorists

Supporters of the Good Driver Discount Bill say the legislation would allow insurance companies to offer new discounts that are not currently available, but the state’s insurance chief says it’s a bad move. Wayne Goodwin, the North Carolina Insurance Commissioner, has been speaking out against the legislative proposal. “If this proposal passes, I am certain…

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Duke increases incentive for appliance recycling

Got an old refrigerator or freezer that’s just taking up space? Consider Duke Energy’s appliance recycling program which the company says will help you take control of energy costs, earn extra cash and support a cleaner environment. Participants in the program receive a newly increased $50 incentive, formerly $30, for recycling an outdated refrigerator or…

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Chamber welcomes Cowee Farmers Market

Chamber welcomes Cowee Farmers Market

The Franklin Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of The Cowee Farmers Market located at the old Cowee School, now the Macon County Heritage Center, off NC 28 N in Franklin. The Cowee Farmers Market will be open every Tuesday through October from 3:30 until 7:00.  The market just…

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Local student recognized for actions during bus incident

Local student recognized for actions during bus incident

The school year has wrapped up, and while Macon County students have accomplished great things this year—one student’s actions are standing out. Now county leaders have recognized this local teen  for his efforts on a recent bus ride home. Earlier this year, Union Academy 8th grader Dakota Holland was faced with a situation that required…

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Poindexter joins school board race

Another Maconian has entered the race for one of two seats coming open on the Board of Education this fall. Carroll Poindexter is the latest to file for election, according to the elections board. Poindexter will run in District IV for the seat currently held by Gary Shields, who is running for the board of…

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  • January 29, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • January 30, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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