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Community members help break ground on county’s new rec park

Elected officials, community members, and little leaguers gathered at the site of Macon County’s soon-to-be new recreational park at Parker Meadows Saturday morning for the official ground breaking. Despite a little rain, members of the community turned out to show support of the project.

“When I woke up to rain Saturday morning I thought to myself, 'Great, it will be me, a couple of commissioners, and the press,'” Macon County Recreation Director Seth Adams said.

Planning board looks at Highlands’ needs

The Macon County Planning Board continues to consider the needs throughout the county, namely when it comes to the growth that some areas may experience in the years to come. At last Thursday's meeting, Town of Highlands Mayor Pat Taylor was in attendance to give an in-depth overview of the town and the current state of its infrastructure, noting some expenditures that he hoped could be carried out in the future.

Highlands is an unusual municipality in that its population fluctuates throughout the seasons. It has a water plant that produces 100,000 gallons of clean, purified water per day in the winter months, but 1.5 million gallons per day in the summer with a sewer system that produces similar numbers.

Rotary Club honors Read2Me essay winners

The Rotary Club of Franklin honored the 2014 winners of the annual Read2Me Essay contest on Wednesday.

After receiving nearly 100 entries into this year's contest, winners for each of the three grade divisions were carefully selected by a team of Rotary members who volunteered as judges.

Open to all Macon County children in grades 3-8, the annual essay contest gives children the opportunity to showcase their writing talents.

The first and second place winners received a cash prize from the Rotary Club, as did the classroom teachers of the winners.

2014 Bizweek events under way this week

Seminars offer best practices for small businesses.

The annual BizWeek has been going on this week with local business owners and other interested individuals attending courses specifically geared to help them learn better practices to be successful.

On Tuesday morning, Martin Brossman conducted the “Shop Local, Buy Local, Invest Local” seminar at Southwestern Community College's Macon Campus. Brossman, who is widely considered a leading authority on social media and online marketing, speaks at many North Carolina community college small business centers throughout the state.

N.C. Sen. Jim Davis subject of death hoax

Wikipedia falsely listed heart attack as cause of death.

On Friday morning while visiting family in Virginia for the holiday weekend, North Carolina Senator Jim Davis was bombarded with phone calls from friends concerned about his well being. After answering a call from Macon County Commissioner Ronnie Beale, Davis learned that people in Western North Carolina thought he had died of an apparent heart attack.

“I had no idea what was going on,” Davis said Friday afternoon. “People were calling to see if I was alive, and I looked in the mirror, and sure enough, I am doing ok.”

- published 3/27 (Larry) - unpublished ?

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Elected officials, community members, and little leaguers gathered at the site of Macon County’s soon-to-be new recreational park at Parker Meadows Saturday morning for the official ground breaking. Despite a little rain, members of the community turned out to show support of the project.

“When I woke up to rain Saturday morning I thought to myself, 'Great, it will be me, a couple of commissioners, and the press,'” Macon County Recreation Director Seth Adams said.

Read more...

The Macon County Planning Board continues to consider the needs throughout the county, namely when it comes to the growth that some areas may experience in the years to come. At last Thursday's meeting, Town of Highlands Mayor Pat Taylor was in attendance to give an in-depth overview of the town and the current state of its infrastructure, noting some expenditures that he hoped could be carried out in the future.

Highlands is an unusual municipality in that its population fluctuates throughout the seasons. It has a water plant that produces 100,000 gallons of clean, purified water per day in the winter months, but 1.5 million gallons per day in the summer with a sewer system that produces similar numbers.

Read more...

The Rotary Club of Franklin honored the 2014 winners of the annual Read2Me Essay contest on Wednesday.

After receiving nearly 100 entries into this year's contest, winners for each of the three grade divisions were carefully selected by a team of Rotary members who volunteered as judges.

Open to all Macon County children in grades 3-8, the annual essay contest gives children the opportunity to showcase their writing talents.

The first and second place winners received a cash prize from the Rotary Club, as did the classroom teachers of the winners.

Read more...

Seminars offer best practices for small businesses.

The annual BizWeek has been going on this week with local business owners and other interested individuals attending courses specifically geared to help them learn better practices to be successful.

On Tuesday morning, Martin Brossman conducted the “Shop Local, Buy Local, Invest Local” seminar at Southwestern Community College's Macon Campus. Brossman, who is widely considered a leading authority on social media and online marketing, speaks at many North Carolina community college small business centers throughout the state.

Read more...

Wikipedia falsely listed heart attack as cause of death.

On Friday morning while visiting family in Virginia for the holiday weekend, North Carolina Senator Jim Davis was bombarded with phone calls from friends concerned about his well being. After answering a call from Macon County Commissioner Ronnie Beale, Davis learned that people in Western North Carolina thought he had died of an apparent heart attack.

“I had no idea what was going on,” Davis said Friday afternoon. “People were calling to see if I was alive, and I looked in the mirror, and sure enough, I am doing ok.”

Read more...

 

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