Latest Click It or Ticket nets 435 violations in Macon County

Latest Click It or Ticket nets 435 violations in Macon County

State and local law enforcement officers issued 435 traffic and criminal citations on Macon County roads during the latest Click It or Ticket campaign conducted May 19-June 1. During the highway safety crackdown, officers ramped up patrols and increased checkpoints statewide. In Macon County, 7 were charged with DWI, 69 seatbelt tickets and 141 speeding…

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New law eliminates privilege taxes for N.C. businesses

Beginning July 1 2015, North Carolina municipalities will no longer be able to charge businesses for a privilege license. The bill, just signed into law by Governor Pat McCrory, also makes changes beginning this July 1 that only permit municipalities to levy a privilege tax on businesses that are located in the city limits. The…

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Two hurt in multi-car wreck on U.S. 23

Two hurt in multi-car wreck on U.S. 23

Traffic on U.S. 23 north came to a halt on Tuesday afternoon after a three car collision hospitalizes two local residents. According to the Bryson City Post of the Highway Patrol, 71-year-old Douglas Ledford, of Franklin, who was driving a 2001 Ford car, pulled out from Middle Skeenah Road onto U.S. 23 north and collided…

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County adjusts budget by $200k

The public was quiet during a hearing Tuesday night on Macon County’s 2014-2015 proposed budget. Prior to the hearing held by the county commission, County Manager Derek Roland outlined adjustments made to the budget following the county’s May 31 budget work session. According to Roland the adjustments total $200,000 and address funding requests made at…

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Arrest Report

Arrest Report

A local man wanted on a charge of terroristic threats made in Texas has been arrested by Macon County Deputies. On June 2, 28-year-old Cody Lyn Lindberg was detained in Macon County on a felony fugitive warrant for terroristic threats, which a warrant indicated occurred in Harris County, TX. Lindberg was booked into the Macon…

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Fontana Library System awarded $27k grant

The State Library of North Carolina announced the 2014-2015 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant awardees. This year’s $4,173,865 federal allotment will be distributed on behalf of North Carolina’s libraries through programs and services available under the North Carolina LSTA Five Year Plan. The Fontana Regional Library System, which includes Macon, Jackson, and Swain…

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  • March 5, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • March 6, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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