Macon to spend $25,000 on bulletproof vests
In the last five years Macon County Sheriff’s Office has responded to 627 calls where guns were involved, and 137 of those have occurred in just the last 10 months.
Candidates focus on Macon’s future
Macon County residents will more than likely recognize the names of the four commissioner candidates who will appear on their Nov. 8 ballots.
Finding femininity in the family business
Amanda James Shaw never expected she’d be back in her hometown of Franklin running the family business, especially a power tool business.
Engineers say burn building needs to be replaced
Last month Macon County commissioners said they wanted a second opinion on the remaining lifespan of the first responder training center at its Southwestern Community College campus.
State candidates speak to Macon residents
Every election cycle, the Macon County League of Women Voters aims to educate its community about local and state candidates and the issues impacting the region by hosting political forums.
Investigation results in 26 drug arrests
Macon County Sheriff’s Office concluded “Operation Thunderstruck” on Sept. 9 with 26 arrests for drug-related offenses while three suspects are still at large.
Tourism economic impact growing in WNC counties
Allen Alsbrooks serves on the Maggie Valley Zoning Board, and used to serve on the town’s planning board; he’s also been the owner of the Hearth and Home Inn on Soco Road in Maggie Valley since 2007, so it’s safe to say he’s got his finger pretty close to the pulse of Haywood County’s tourism-based economy.
• Jackson plans for angling increase
• Hikers happy with Franklin’s hospitality
“It’s the best year I’ve ever had,” Alsbrooks said.
Great outdoors rakes in tourism dough for Macon
As outdoor recreation tourism continues to climb upward in Macon County, community stakeholders are trying to do a better job of tracking their visitor feedback and providing better services.
Libertarian Party gaining momentum
It’s a great time to be a Libertarian, according to Brian Irving, the party’s North Carolina chairman.
Funding shortage results in fewer Macon library hours
Macon County Public Library in Franklin will be cutting its hours of operations to combat a budget deficit.