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LoveLoud provides nearly 1,400 Macon County children with new shoes

Elementary students across Macon County received a special delivery last week. With brand new Nike shoes in tow, Biltmore Baptist Church’s Franklin campus visited every elementary school in Macon County to fit children with brand new footwear.

“Biltmore is constantly trying to think of ways to reach out to our community and show them we care,” said Patrick Trawick, Franklin Campus pastor. “We kept hearing so many positive things from the LoveLoud event with East Franklin Elementary last year that we wanted to pursue doing it again this year. One thing led to another and we were able to do it again with all of the schools in Franklin.”

Board of Elections needs $41,000 for primary

At Tuesday night's county commissioner meeting, Luke Bateman who serves as the Chairman of the Macon County Board of Elections was tasked with approaching the board to request a budget amendment to the 2013-14 fiscal year budget to the tune of just over $41,000 – a sum required to carry out the primary election set to take place in May.

According to Bateman, the shortfall is a result of an incident that occurred back in January when it was discovered that a sum of $50,000 had been paid out to various individuals with little or no verification. An investigation is still being conducted by the State Board of Elections and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations.

Town manager resigns

Warren Cabe is leaving his role as the Franklin Town Manager as of May 2, a year after he began. The move was announced at Monday night's Board of Aldermen meeting after the board went into a closed session to discuss personnel matters. Upon returning, the board made a motion to accept Cabe's letter of resignation.

“I am thankful for the Town of Franklin and my time working for this board. I have learned a lot during my time as manager. The reason that I am leaving is in no way an ill result of my time working as manager,” said Cabe. “An opportunity has presented itself and it's one that I need to pursue.”

Before becoming town manager Cabe served as Macon County Emergency Medical Services Director and then shifted to the Town of Franklin. Now it looks as though he will be returning to the county as the EMS director once again.

 

Louisa Chapel UMC portrays scenes from ‘The Life of Christ’

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Candidates for Jackson County sheriff profiled

Republican candidates featured in first of two parts.

The Macon County News is presenting candidate profiles on all primary candidates between now and the May 6 primary. Following the results of the primary, MCN will then profile candidates vying for seats in November.

The Jackson County Sheriff race is an office in which voters will choose which candidate will move on to the general election in November. The winner of the May Republican primary will face the winner of the May Democratic primary in the November general election.

Jackson County Sheriff Jimmy Ashe, who has held the office for 12 years, is not seeking re-election.

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Elementary students across Macon County received a special delivery last week. With brand new Nike shoes in tow, Biltmore Baptist Church’s Franklin campus visited every elementary school in Macon County to fit children with brand new footwear.

“Biltmore is constantly trying to think of ways to reach out to our community and show them we care,” said Patrick Trawick, Franklin Campus pastor. “We kept hearing so many positive things from the LoveLoud event with East Franklin Elementary last year that we wanted to pursue doing it again this year. One thing led to another and we were able to do it again with all of the schools in Franklin.”

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At Tuesday night's county commissioner meeting, Luke Bateman who serves as the Chairman of the Macon County Board of Elections was tasked with approaching the board to request a budget amendment to the 2013-14 fiscal year budget to the tune of just over $41,000 – a sum required to carry out the primary election set to take place in May.

According to Bateman, the shortfall is a result of an incident that occurred back in January when it was discovered that a sum of $50,000 had been paid out to various individuals with little or no verification. An investigation is still being conducted by the State Board of Elections and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations.

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Warren Cabe is leaving his role as the Franklin Town Manager as of May 2, a year after he began. The move was announced at Monday night's Board of Aldermen meeting after the board went into a closed session to discuss personnel matters. Upon returning, the board made a motion to accept Cabe's letter of resignation.

“I am thankful for the Town of Franklin and my time working for this board. I have learned a lot during my time as manager. The reason that I am leaving is in no way an ill result of my time working as manager,” said Cabe. “An opportunity has presented itself and it's one that I need to pursue.”

Before becoming town manager Cabe served as Macon County Emergency Medical Services Director and then shifted to the Town of Franklin. Now it looks as though he will be returning to the county as the EMS director once again.

 

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View more scenes after the jump!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Republican candidates featured in first of two parts.

The Macon County News is presenting candidate profiles on all primary candidates between now and the May 6 primary. Following the results of the primary, MCN will then profile candidates vying for seats in November.

The Jackson County Sheriff race is an office in which voters will choose which candidate will move on to the general election in November. The winner of the May Republican primary will face the winner of the May Democratic primary in the November general election.

Jackson County Sheriff Jimmy Ashe, who has held the office for 12 years, is not seeking re-election.

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Third part in a series explores enrichment activities.

Editor's note: Macon County News contributor Harry Taylor is a teacher at Macon Citizens Habilities Inc. (MCH) and is writing a series of articles regarding the operation of MCH. MCH builds lives and gives dignity to citizens who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.

In the first two articles of a three-part feature, emphasis has focused on the history, purpose and financial resources of Macon Citizens Habilities, Inc. (MCH).

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