MCSO Citizens Academy Holds Graduation for Fourth Class

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) recently held its graduation for the fourth class of the department’s Citizens Academy. The MCSO Citizens Academy is a program started four years ago by the sheriff’s department with the goal of building stronger community relations and to give the community information about the efforts of local law enforcement. Under the direction of Lieutenant […]

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First Signs of New Natural Sciences Building at WCU Now Visible

The Connect NC bond-financed replacement for Western Carolina University’s Natural Sciences Building is still on the drawing boards, but the first early signs of the project already are apparent in the form of a closed section of Memorial Drive. Work crews are cutting into a steep bank along the northern edge of Memorial Drive and removing existing pavement and sidewalk […]

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Macon County Sheriff’s Office Makes Heroin Bust

From the Macon County Sheriff’s Office: “Wednesday evening MCSO Narcotic Officers arrested two suspects following an investigation into suspicious activity. Narcotic Officers conducting surveillance witnessed what was later confirmed by the suspects the hand to hand sale and delivery of heroin in a parking lot of a local grocery store in Franklin. Officers were also able to confirm from the […]

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Several from Jackson, Swain Counties Charged in Fraudulent Marriage Indictments

From the US District Attorney’s Office: “A federal criminal bill of indictment was unsealed yesterday in Asheville, charging twelve individuals with marriage fraud conspiracy and related charges, for entering into sham marriages for the purpose of evading United States immigration laws. The twelve men and women named in the indictment are: Ruth Marie Sequoyah McCoy, 54, of Cherokee, N.C.; Timothy […]

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Public Health Releases Agenda for June Meeting

Next week, the Macon County Board of Health will be holding their regular meeting for the month of June. On the agenda, are several different items, including an update on the Fiscal Year 18 budget for the board. Under the new business section of the agenda, are three different items, including; the fee plan for the Health Department, the billing […]

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Taste of Scotland Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Celebrating the heritage of the area, several thousands gathered downtown this past weekend to enjoy the 20th annual Taste of Scotland & Celtic Festival. Traditionally held each year during Father’s Day weekend, the festival celebrates the area’s Scottish heritage with fun, games, food, music and much more. “The event is held each year to give people in Macon County a […]

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