Schools close


With the coronavirus expected to spread in Western North Carolina, Macon County has seen a rash of event cancellations and closings, including public schools.

Coronavirus hits Macon


A man now in isolation in Macon County has tested positive for the COVID-19 disease caused by the coronavirus as local health officials ramp up testing and put more precautions in place.

Ingles plans a new store


Franklin’s Town Council has approved a water and sewer reallocation request for the Holly Springs Plaza shopping center, apparently paving the way for construction of an Ingles superstore.