Shop with a Cop brings Christmas to nearly 200 Macon children

Shop with a Cop brings Christmas to nearly 200 Macon children

Excitement was in the air, as nearly 200 local children spent the afternoon shopping at Walmart with local and state law officials, emergency workers, and citizens as a part of the annual Shop with a Cop program. This year marked the 16th time the Macon County Sheriff’s Department has sponsored this special event which gives…

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State to halt road construction Friday

As families begin their travels this holiday season, the N.C. Department of Transportation will suspend most road construction activities on major routes across the state in hopes of making the trip a little smoother. By avoiding traffic delays, motorists can reach their destinations safely and efficiently, while cutting down on fuel consumption and costs. NCDOT…

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SCC secures more than $1.5 million in grant funding

SCC secures more than $1.5 million in grant funding

As general manager of ConMet, Chris Davis has plenty to be excited about these days. The Golden Leaf Foundation and Duke Energy recently funded a trio of advanced manufacturing training grants, which combined are worth $1.5 million, to Southwestern Community College and its partners. The funding has ensured that ConMet and other manufacturers throughout western…

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N.C. economist expects healthy gains for Christmas sales

The Christmas shopping season is heading down the home stretch with just a few days left for shoppers to get those last-minute gifts. So far, this holiday season has been a good one for North Carolina retailers. N.C. State Economist Dr. Mike Walden explains some of the factors behind the shopping boom. “We have seen…

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Two outdoor burns blaze out of control, fire dept. says be careful

A controlled burn that got out of hand Wednesday afternoon scorches several acres in the Burningtown Community. Fire crews with Burningtown Fire Department were paged to the fire on Carson Cove at approximately 4: 35 p.m. Assistant Fire Chief Kenneth McCaskill says the fire burned a brush-heavy wooded area that was harvested for timber several…

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Deputies make assault, theft arrests

Deputies make assault, theft arrests

Alleged assault and theft incidents lead to a number of arrests for the Macon County Sheriff’s Department. On December 15, Deputies arrested 31-year-old John David Johnroe, listing an Oxford, Fl. Address. Johroe was charged with two felony counts of possession of stolen property, and felony counts of larceny and breaking and entering. He was booked…

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  • November 13, 2013 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
  • July 26, 2014 10:00 am49TH ANNUAL MACON COUNTY GEMBOREE
  • July 31, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • August 1, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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