Adopt a Pet :: WNC Large Breed K-9 Adoption Day :: Saturday, August 2 :: 11am - 3pm :: Tractor Supply :: 441 South in Franklin, NC

- published 3/27 (Larry) - unpublished ?

Click for Franklin, North Carolina Forecast

News

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has announced that Michigan and North Carolina are the first in the nation to receive State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) funds, which will spur small business growth and create jobs across the country. The SSBCI is a new $1.5 billion initiative included in the Small Business Jobs Act, which President Obama signed into law in October. These funds will strengthen state programs that leverage private lending to help finance small businesses and manufacturers that are creditworthy but are not getting the loans they need to expand and create jobs.

Read more...

Rep. Heath Shuler has been appointed to serve on the powerful House Committee on the Budget.

“Our nation’s exploding debt has become the single greatest threat to America’s economic future,” Rep. Shuler said. “The Budget Committee in the 112th Congress will play a pivotal role in setting the fiscal course of our nation for the next two years and, hopefully, for years to come. I look forward to using my position on the Committee to find common ground between Republicans and Democrats to balance our budget, cut wasteful spending, and restore fiscal discipline and restraint in Washington.”

Read more...

Webster Enterprises Inc is a not-for-profit organization operating in Sylva, N.C. The company currently serves Jackson, Macon and Swain counties, and is designated to assist persons with disabilities and disadvantages find success in the working world.

Recently, Webster Enterprises was given a generous grant in the amount of $37,500 from the Evergreen Foundation. In addition to renovating the facility’s existing workspace, Webster will also use this money to repair and replace its non-working HVAC units and non-working handicapped door openers.

Read more...

Fatz Cafe has partnered with many organizations through its Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser program, raising $477,748 in 2010 to benefit local communities in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia. Groups big and small, ranging from local schools, churches and non-profits, have participated in the Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser program. The program goal is to lend a helping hand and great food to bring neighbors together and enrich communities across the Southeast.

Early on Saturday mornings, Operating Partners and Fatz Cafe employees open their restaurant hours before their scheduled shift to flip pancakes with volunteers from various local organizations, transforming Fatz Cafe into a hot spot for hotcakes.

Read more...

On Jan. 19, Macon County Sheriff Robert Holland, along with a few of his deputies, paid a visit to local businesses and issued them written requests asking them to voluntarily stop selling “herbal incense” products.

The controversial “incense” has gained national attention in recent months as a popular smokable product. The hazy craze is reportedly due to the fact that the effects of smoking incense are similar to those of marijuana.

Read more...

Few endorse NCDOT’s $13 million ‘preferred alternative’

A wide range of opinions was still on display Tuesday at the NCDOT's public hearing on improvements to Needmore Road, but few spoke out in support of the preferred alternative which the Department of Transportation has been pushing since the first public hearing held in September in Swain County.

Read more...

Kyle Allen MorganMacon County Superior Court was held from Jan. 12-14. The session was held after being delayed by inclement weather. The honorable Judge James L. Baker presided during the proceedings, and handed down several felony sentences.

— Kyle Allen Morgan, 23, pled guilty to driving while impaired, reckless driving, failure to stop at stop sign, fleeing and eluding arrest, speeding and injury to real property. Morgan was given 36 months of supervised probation, six months of which will be on intensive probation, and must complete alcohol assessment classes. Morgan is not to operate a motor vehicle within 90 days after his judgment.

Read more...

Local restaurant corrects equipment problem; reopens for business

 

In recent weeks, rumors have been circulating about Franklin’s Domino’s Pizza. Some were saying the restaurant, located at 417 East Main Street, was shut down because of a bug infestation. Other rumors were even more outrageous.

However, health inspectors say that the rumors have gone a little far, though the establishment did, in fact, close its doors for about a week.

Read more...

North Carolina counties voted as their top two legislative priorities on Friday to oppose any attempt by the state to shift funding responsibility for secondary roads to counties and to seek full reinstatement of lottery funds and ADM funds for school construction. More than 200 county officials from across North Carolina gathered for the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners’ biannual Legislative Goals Conference, which was held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham County on Jan. 20-21.

“We understand this is going to be a tough budget session for the General Assembly, and the upcoming year will also be a difficult year for counties,” said NCACC Executive Director David F. Thompson. “Many of the goals that counties adopted reflect that reality.”

Read more...

Findings are healthy economic indicator for Franklin

The most recent tracking data for occupancy tax revenue coming into the Lodging Tax Fund of the Franklin Chamber of Commerce indicates that tourism was up significantly in 2010 over the previous year. According to Franklin Town Planner and small inn owner Mike Grubermann, the data is a healthy economic indicator for the town.

At the year’s first meeting of the Chamber’s Tourism Development Committee (TDC) on Jan. 20, Grubermann was also unanimously selected as the committee’s 2010 chairman, replacing outgoing chairman, John Norris.

Read more...

More Articles...

Page 99 of 102

99
published: 10/18/2013
Macon County News is now on:
Find the Macon County News on Facebook! and Find the Macon County News on twitter!
Facebook   Twitter