State of the County: Boundary talks with Jackson County

As part of a program on the state of Macon County, County Manager Derek Roland said county officials are still in talks with Jackson County on some property boundaries that are in question. Roland addressed the League of Women Voters on November 13 covering several issues affecting Macon County. According to Roland, there are approximately…

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Macon DSS taking heating assistance applications Dec. 1

Macon County DSS will accept applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program known as LIHEAP on Monday, December 1, 2014.  LIHEAP provides a one-time annual vendor payment to help eligible with their heating expense. December 1st – December 31st: To be eligible a household must have either: An elderly person ages 60 and…

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NC health officials: Peak of flu season nears

If you haven’t gotten a flu shot yet, it’s not too late.  Dr. Leonard Friedland, an infectious disease and immunization expert with Glaxo Smith Kline, says you need to hurry up and get immunized now, so your body will be able to reject the illness before it takes hold. “Influenza tends to peak in the…

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County revals show smaller drop in property values

The 2015 property revaluations in Macon County are wrapping up and county officials say the county won’t take as a big of a hit as originally thought. County Manager Derek Roland discussed the issue during his recent State of the County program with the League of Women Voters. Roland says early projections predicted the county…

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Stanley Furniture bought, more jobs coming to Robbinsville

Some positive news arrives on the job front for western North Carolina as an area struggling with high unemployment is getting about 100 jobs. It was recently announced that Oak Valley Hardwoods would expand their operations to the Stanley furniture plant in Robbinsville, which was shuttered over the summer. The plant closure left about 400…

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Macon Public Health announces Great American Smokeout, free resources to kick the habit

The American Cancer Society has scheduled the Great American Smokeout (GASO) for November 20, 2014, to encourage smokers to quit for a day in the hope they may quit for good. Thursday, November 20 is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, which encourages smokers to quit for a day in the hope they may…

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