PLOW DAY at Deal Farms :: Saturday, October 10 starting at 9am :: click here for more information!

Click for Franklin, North Carolina Forecast

News Community

Former CBS Evening News Reporter Dan Rather visited Franklin to interview and introduce legendary country music singer Merle Haggard.

As part of a piece Rather is working on for his new show, "Dan Rather Reports," Rather interviewed Haggard before his performance Friday night at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts. “I have been to Franklin a time or two,” Rather told Macon County News reporter Brittney Parker. “It is pretty country.”


Heating and cooling businesses embrace technology.

The first day of Fall rolled into Macon County on Sunday, and with it came cooler weather. The change of the seasons is the perfect time for home owners to begin the transition from home units keeping the summer days cool to the products needed to warm you up until Spring. Macon County is home to several heating and cooling businesses, some new and some old, but all geared toward servicing the people in the community.


Monday night, the Franklin Board of Aldermen met to discuss allocating funds to area non-profits. Twelve organizations applied for grants through the town's community funding pool for services that have become crucial to the community.

Originally, the requests made by the non-profits totaled $68,829.25, $28,829.25 more than the $40,000 allocated by the town for the community funding pool. Aldermen met Monday night to weigh in on each grant request and to trim the requests down to meet the predetermined allocation.

Organizations seeking funding from the town are required to meet a certain criteria before being eligible for town grants. The organization must be a non-profit; funding provided will not be given on a reoccurring basis; the organization must meet the public purpose doctrine; and all of the awarded funding must be spent within the fiscal year. Organizations cannot receive more than $5,000.


About 125 people enjoyed great food, bid on incredible auction items and helped raise money for the March of Dimes at the Babies, Boots and BBQ event.

The event, presented by Macon Bank, celebrated the 75th anniversary of the March of Dimes, and raised approximately $10,000, which will help Macon County towards its goal of $25,000.


Page 144 of 386

Macon County News is now on:
Find the Macon County News on Facebook! and Find the Macon County News on twitter!
Facebook   Twitter