61st Annual Macon County Fair :: September 17-20 @ Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center - 441 South, Franklin, NC

- published 8/21 (Larry) old link: http://www1.cfnc.org/applications/NC_Community_College/apply.html?application_id=1527

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Macon County among exceptions

According to a yearly ranking report released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce at the end of 2010, the economy of Macon County is not as distressed as other Western North Carolina counties which have been adversely impacted by the recession in recent years.

The annual NCDC report ranks all 100 counties in the state for economic well-being and assigns each county a tier designation. The most economically distressed counties are designated as Tier 1, followed by Tier 2 and then the least distressed as Tier 3. Factors taken into account per county are average unemployment rates, statutes, percentage growth in populations, median household incomes and adjusted assessed property values per capita.

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...even as personal income grows

North Carolina’s unemployment rate ticked up a bit in November as the state lost 12,500 jobs, according to numbers released Friday, Dec. 17, by the state Employment Security Commission.

But according to other numbers, personal income in North Carolina has still grown more than in any state in the Southeast — and more than in all but three other states — since the lowest point of the recession.

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A meeting of the newly-formed Nonprofit Thrift Store Alliance was held at CareNet on Wednesday, Jan. 19. The group of Macon County will meet once a month to discuss ways to work together to promote the thrift stores.

Events that are planned include a Best Window competition. Each store will decorate with a theme for the month. The theme for February will be Sweetheart Month. Each store will decorate and be judged by shoppers’ votes. The winning store will choose a name out of the ballot box, and the person chosen will win a gift certificate for that store. There are also plans for a bed race in April.

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Goshen Timber Frame plans now available through TimbersteadGoshen Timber Frame Plans are now available through Timberstead.

It’s never been easier to buy a timber frame home plan. Just select your plan and the format that works best for you, electronic or paper, and any additional options. The plans will be on their way to you in no time. These plans have been developed to be energy efficient and sustainable. Designed with structural insulated panels, they are quickly constructed and offer exceptional energy efficiency.

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