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Maconians reminded to prepare as storm season begins

Governor Pat McCrory has declared March 1-7 Severe Weather Preparedness Week in North Carolina, cautioning North Carolinians to practice how to be safe when thunderstorms and tornadoes threaten. While damaging storms and tornadoes can occur any time of the year, March through May is peak tornado season for the state. “Severe thunderstorms can strike quickly…

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Macon LWV to plan changes for this year

On Thursday, March 12 the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Macon County will meet at noon at Tartan Hall to plan several major forums for the coming year–public education, NC tax and funding policies, forum for elected officials—and others. The league says they are…

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High-speed chase ends with crash near Senior Center

High-speed chase ends with crash near Senior Center

A high-speed chase Tuesday morning in the town of Franklin ends with a crash and a suspect in custody. According to Franklin Police Chief David Adams, local officers were notified of Ford Taurus with a Michigan license plate traveling at speeds in excess of 100…

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Franklin mobile home devastated by fire

A single-wide mobile home was destroyed by fire Thursday afternoon after some nearby debris burning spread out of control. West Macon Fire Department arrived at the scene on Potts Branch…

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Macon Schools working with legislators to obtain small school funding

The Macon County School System is in the unique situation of being home to two of the three K-12 schools in the state, Nantahala School and Highlands School. However, unlike…

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Study indicates good and bad health trends among local middle schoolers

Information on the health risk behaviors among Macon County middle school students was presented to the Macon County Board of Education at their February meeting. Dawn Wilde Burgess, Community Health…

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