N.C. flu deaths rise to 74

Eight more people in North Carolina have died from the flu—this according to new information from the state Department of Health and Human Services. A total of 74 people have died this flu season in the state due to influenza complications. Health Officials say the flu season spans from October to mid-May; last season, during…

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Election filing update

The deadline to file for a 2014 election bid in Macon County is Friday, February 28 at 12 noon and so far incumbents are the majority to enter the races. As of February 21, two more people filed; according to the Board of Elections, incumbent Ron Haven has filed re-election for District II County Commission…

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Franklin High Lady Panthers Secure a #8 Seed in 2A Playoffs

The FHS Lady Panthers (19-3) have picked up a #8 Seed in the 2A West Playoff Bracket and will Host the Forbush Lady Falcons (12-10) from East Bend, NC Monday Night @ 6pm at the Panther Den. If the Lady Panthers win they will again host the 2nd round game against the winner of North…

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Rape suspect had just started work as Swain Co. Officer

Residents in the mountains were surprised to hear a Swain County School Resource Officer was arrested in Macon County on Wednesday. The suspect, 32-year-old David Milhous Peterson, was said to be new to the Swain Sheriff’s Office and had a clean background. He’s now facing a statutory rape charged after being detained by the State…

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County passed 2013 financial audit

Macon County gets a good grade on its financial status following the results of an audit for fiscal year 2013. The auditing firm, Martin Starnes & Associates, presented the findings of the audit at the February 18 meeting of Macon County Commissioners. “For fiscal year 2013, we issued an unmodified opinion. That means we found…

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Case against ex-Rabun Animal Shelter Director moves forward

By: Charles Robertson Motions were heard in the State of Georgia vs Lawanda Kilby on Tuesday morning at the Rabun County Courthouse. District Attorney Brian Rickman explains what went on inside the courtroom. “We had motions arguments on a couple of defense motions, pre-trial motions before Judge Smith. After the arguments, the judge wanted us…

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