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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Tax changes on the horizon for North Carolina

Tax reform changes passed by state lawmakers will soon begin emerging in North Carolina. The reform, set to begin in 2014, was geared to shift the tax burden from income to consumption, and you may get a surprise when paying for certain goods says NC State Political Science Professor Andy Taylor. “They’ll see less in…

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Program for Occupational Therapy Assistants returning to SCC

Shuttered 12 years ago due to changes in Medicare funding, the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program is returning to Southwestern Community College. Mitch Fischer, dean of health sciences at SCC, announced earlier this month that students will be selected in the spring and that classes will resume in fall of 2014. “The Medicare funding formulas…

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County approves school administrator supplement

A portion of county tax dollars allocated to the school system for teacher and teacher assistant supplements will end up providing a supplement for school administrators. The county earmarked $430,000 to provide Macon teachers and with their annual 2 percent pay supplement, but with the number of teachers dropping—there are funds left to help administrators.…

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NC DMV launches new campaign for teen drivers

The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles announced Tuesday the launch of an innovative new program sponsored by Ford Motor Company designed to prevent one of the major causes of death and injury for teens on the road – inexperience. In 2012 alone, North Carolina teens had 40,717 crashes resulting in 71 deaths and more…

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Community Calendar

  • November 13, 2013 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
  • July 30, 2014Save Our Children-Save Our World, feat. Josh McDowell
  • July 31, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • August 1, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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