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Race for seat in 11th Congressional District tightens.

Republican voters in the 11th Congressional District will head to the polls once again on July 17 to decide which of the two businessmen will run for Congress on the GOP ticket. Jackson County resident Mark Meadows and Vance Patterson of Burke County advanced to a runoff election after neither candidate was able to secure 40 percent of the votes in the primary held on May 8.

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Sweepstakes establishments high on list of priorities.

All five members of the Macon County Board of Commissioners will be attending the North Carolina Association of County Commissioner (NCACC) Legislative Day in Raleigh next Wednesday, May 30.

The commissioners trip is part of the NCACC’s annual County Assembly Day, where county officials from across the state travel to the state capital to be a part of discussions surrounding priority legislative issues. County Commissioner Ronnie Beale currently serves as the Second Vice President for the NCACC, a post to which he was elected in August 2011.

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Times and places to cast your vote

The North Carolina primary is Tuesday, May 8. The polls will open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.

Polling place by community are as follows:

 

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Based on recent notification from USDOL, North Carolina is no longer eligible for the Extended Benefits (EB) program.

The last payable week of EB will be the week ending May 12, 2012. Workers who file their claim through the EB program will no longer be eligible to receive extended benefits once the period ends. Roughly 199,000 people are receiving benefits in North Carolina. Of those, 17,000 people are currently receiving benefits in the EB program.

DES is working quickly to notify those who are potentially affected by this program ending. Claimants currently in the extended benefits program will be notified by mail.

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