LP gas spike hits residents, farmers

Prices for LP gas continue to climb as the latest round of cold and snow hits North Carolina. North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler says there is a shortage of LP gas causing costs to go up and this is posing problems for farmers who heat poultry houses with gas and those who keep their…

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Free bookmaking workshop for local youth Feb. 1

On Saturday February 1, 10:00-noon, a free workshop on making books and journals from recycled materials, designed for elementary school-age children, will be held in the Children’s Area of the Macon County Public Library. Under the instruction of writer Karen Martin, participants will create a take-home book from readily available materials such as magazines, calendars,…

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Winter weather triggers NC price gouging law

North Carolina’s strong price gouging law is in effect because a state of emergency has been declared due to a winter storm, Attorney General Roy Cooper notified businesses and consumers this week. “It’s wrong to use a crisis as an excuse to make an unfair buck,” said Cooper. “Most businesses pull together to help their…

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Help “Fill the Van” for stray dogs & cats

The Macon County Humane Society will host a “Fill the Van” event on Saturday, February 1 at the Westgate Shopping Plaza from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The humane society says the number of animals they are caring for has increased this winter and they need your help getting food and supplies to care for…

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School officials narrow criteria for teacher pay raises

Macon County School Officials continue to develop criteria to select certain teachers for pay raises based on a new state law. The law calls 25 percent of each district’s educators to enter a four-year contract, receive a $500 a year pay increase, and forfeit their tenure. The only criteria for the teacher raises, according to…

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