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With a lot of help from Tony Angel, of Tony Angel Media, Macon County’s Economic Development Commission has a revamped website with a variety of new features designed to assist existing businesses in Franklin, while also promoting more investment in the area.

When the Economic Development Director, Tommy Jenkins, showcased the website’s new features to the EDC board last Tuesday evening, Feb. 21, members were impressed. “I think that’s the best economic development website I’ve ever seen,” said county manager Jack Horton.

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Keller Williams kicked off their new project to support the “Back Pack Program” with a $400.00 donation to Care Net. The program is to provide school children in need with meals for the weekend. The Back Pack Program has grown from 40 deliveries to local schools to over 400 every Thursday. Thanks to Marcia and Jon McGarity for starting the program and organizing volunteers and supporters to make this much needed program a reality.

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Victoria Stilwell to present at Mountain View Elem.

Macon County Animal Control (MCAC) and Homeless Pet Clubs welcomes Animal Planet Star and Host of “It’s Me or The Dog” Victoria StilWell to Franklin on February 23rd, at 3:30 p.m. at Mountainview Elementary.

Stilwell is traveling to Macon County to support the “Save A Life” campaign. While in Franklin, Stilwell will deliver her message about spay/neuter programs, responsible pet ownership, animal rescue, training tips and pets as a means to reduce bullying to 700 Macon County students, as well as a special presentation for community members.

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Many people think Habitat for Humanity Macon County NC (HFHMCNC) is funded by some type of government agency. Funding for Habitat for Humanity Macon County NC comes primarily through donation. We hold several fundraisers during the year.

On Feb. 25th, Rathskellers Pub and Coffee Haus is hosting a “Cabin Fever” fundraiser for us and we have the Annual Smoky Mountain Shrimp Boil every August. These along with private, corporate and church donations are what keep us running.

Another misconception is that we build houses and give them away. HFHMCNC does try to build one home a year, but sometimes it takes longer due to funding restraints.

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Taxpayers needing help filing their tax returns can make appointments to meet with trained AARP volunteers at The Jackson County Public Library in Sylva on Tuesdays, beginning February 14th and continuing until April 3rd. Appointments will be available on the half-hour from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday. To make a free appointment, please call the Jackson County Public Library at 586-2016. This is not a walk-in service— you must have an appointment. This service is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library.

Think spring and consider fruit-bearing plants in your landscape. The Macon County 4-H Council is taking orders for raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, and strawberry plants, grape vine, and peach, pear, cherry, and apple trees. These plants are bare root, except for blueberries, and come directly from the nursery. Place your orders by February 20 with Cooperative Extension at 193 Thomas Heights Road. Order blanks are online at macon.ces.ncsu.edu. Just drop off your order at the Agricultural Services Center. Plants will be available for pick-up March 7 and 8 at the Agricultural Services Center.

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The staff attorney for the Freedom from Religion Foundation, a national organization dedicated to preserving the Constitutional separation of church and state, has sent a second formal letter to Macon County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Dan Brigman, requesting that he “refrain from including religious references in email correspondence from your official public school account or on future blog postings.”

The letter from the nonprofit organization, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), is the second response Dr. Brigman has received this school year, the first letter being a direct response to the sermon delivered last June by Rev. Daniel “Cowboy” Stewart during a commencement address given at Nantahala School.

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State Senator Jim Davis (R-50) recently filed his bid for re-election, knowing he is facing an uphill battle against Democratic challenger John Snow (D-Murphy) this fall. In the new legislative districts drawn up by GOP state legislators, Davis lost the Republican stronghold of Transylvania County and received all of Haywood County, a county that happens to include a lot of Democratic voters. The change will undoubtedly affect his desire to serve a second term. Nevertheless, Davis formally launched his campaign at the Macon County Board of Elections last Wednesday, Feb. 15th.

When asked what his campaign would focus on, Davis responded with one word, “spending.” With so many existing problems with the state’s finances, Davis wants to continue serving in order to help North Carolina “pay our bills” and to secure the state’s fiscal solvency for the long-term.

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District Attorney Jeff Hunt, a candidate for the 11th District Republican nomination, made his run for Congress official by filing paperwork with the North Carolina Board of Elections. In a statement at the announcement, Hunt outlined his reasons for running and what his platform will be as the campaign moves toward the May 8th primary.

“I’m running for Congress because we must send representatives to Washington who are serious about reducing the debt and stopping deficit spending. We must regain control of our nation’s finances or we simply won’t have the same country we have known” said Hunt.

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After going to the Town of Franklin Board of Aldermen last week, the owners and employees of several towing companies united in force at February’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Macon County Board of Commissioners to lodge the same formal complaint with county officials that they did a week prior at with the town, regarding the wrecker service rotation used to respond to traffic accidents throughout Franklin.

“Tonight we would like to bring to your attention the ongoing situation regarding how towing companies are dispatched when there is an accident throughout the county,” said Lloyd Cox, Owner of Ambassador Auto in Franklin. Cox was one of two men who addressed commissioners on behalf of the majority of towing companies operating in Franklin.

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