Feb. 2 Closings/Delays

Jackson County Schools are closed Highlands and Nantahala Schools in Macon County are closed Macon County Schools are dismissing at 11:30 am

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Local water tests curbed by fee increase

A state mandate passed down to counties on water quality testing could have negative results on the local environment—according Macon County health officials. At the January 27 meeting of the board of health, Environmental Health Section Administrator Barry Patterson said the two most common water test fees were going up from $20 to $40 and…

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School district gets state help on some capital needs

The Macon County School System is getting a bit of a break on its capital needs. It was announced that the state General Assembly has allocated $21,800 to the school district to improve lighting efficiencies and help reduce energy costs. School officials say the funds will go toward an ongoing project to improve lighting efficiency…

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N.C. jobless rate down

New numbers out from the state department of commerce show a drop in the North Carolina jobless in December. According to the report, the unemployment rate fell from 5.9 to 5.5 percent from November to December. The rate remains lower than the December 2013 rate when it was 6.9 percent. Leisure & Hospitality, Professional & Business…

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Cure Caleb benefit this Saturday

Cure Caleb benefit this Saturday

The community is invited to a benefit to help a special young boy from Macon County in the fight for his life. This benefit for 2-year-old Caleb Watson, who is battling cancer, will be Saturday, January 31 at South Macon Elementary at 855 Addington Bridge Road in Franklin. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. with hot…

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State of the County Health Report released

Details from the 2014 State of the County Health report were presented Tuesday during the Macon County Board of Health meeting. Becky Barr, Population Health Section Administrator with Macon Public Health revealed information that measures how the community is faring on its health goals. According to the report, the top five causes of death in the…

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Macon County Weather

Community Calendar

  • September 5, 2015 8:00 amMACON COUNTY SR. GAMES FLEA MARKET
  • September 5, 2015 10:00 amAL-ANON MEETING
  • September 8, 2015 10:00 amRED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
  • September 8, 2015 3:30 pmCOWEE FARMERS MARKET
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