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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Roads improving, but drivers advised to use caution

Roads are beginning to return to normal after a blast of winter weather left highways frozen for a good part of the week. On Wednesday, Macon County DOT began clearing secondary roads. Temperatures are expected to warm up over the next few days to help melt away the remaining snow and ice. The winter weather…

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Sheriff to locate officer at Nantahala School

State grant funds combined with county dollars will shore up a School Resource Officer at the Nantahala K-12 School in Macon County. The board of commissioners approved a motion to supplement the grant funds at their mid-year review held Saturday. During the board’s retreat, Macon County Sheriff Robbie Holland informed commissioners his office had obtained…

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NC recommends winter safety kit for residents

NC recommends winter safety kit for residents

This week, winter weather has impacted a majority of North Carolina and state safety officials remind residents it’s important to be ready for events that could trigger power outages. Julia Jarema with the Department of Public Safety says being prepared for the cold can save a life. “Make sure you have an extra fuel supply…

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Local DOT crews begin work on secondary roads

On Wednesday, Macon County DOT Crews started expanding road-clearing efforts onto secondary routes throughout the county. However, with temperatures expected to drop again this evening and tonight, DOT Supervisor Jim Ashe urges residents not to travel unless absolutely necessary. “If the roads don’t dry out, there will be ice tonight,” said Ashe. “Unless it’s an…

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MCSO seeks more funds for undercover drug buys, new patrol cars

MCSO seeks more funds for undercover drug buys, new patrol cars

During his presentation to the Macon County Board of County Commissioners at their mid-year work session held Saturday at the SCC Macon Campus, Sheriff Robbie Holland presented  projects he would be requesting in the upcoming budget. Holland told commissioners he will be asking for five to six new patrol cars. County commissioners voted several years…

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