Man charged with assault with baseball bat

A 28-year-old Franklin man has been arrested after a reported assault incident. According to an arrest report filed by Macon County Sheriff’s Deputies, Derek E. Campbell, of RV Park Trail, was arrested December 12 charged with a felony count of assault with a deadly weapon. A call to 911 on December 12 at 9:11 p.m.…

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A good problem: SCC seeks more space to accommodate growth

Looking to the future, Southwestern Community College has proposed a three-phased expansion over the next 25 years of the SCC Macon Campus. At the December meeting of the Macon County Board of County Commissioners, Dr. Don Tomas, SCC President, presented the master plan for the future vision of the SCC Macon Campus for the board’s…

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Rabun animal shelter names new director

Rabun County Paws 4 Life Animal Shelter has named a new director. Justin Willis, who had been interim director, was selected as the shelter’s permanent director and is excited about making the shelter the best it can be. Paws 4 Life has also received their 501(C)3, so donations are now deductible. Paws 4 Life took…

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N.C. lags on smoking cessation dollars

When it comes to helping folks kick the habit, North Carolina is a bit behind. A new report out identified North Carolina as a state that is leaving smoking prevention and cessation programs a bit underfunded. The report, complied by a coalition of public health organizations, said North Carolina spends $1.2 million on tobacco cessation…

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Mixed news for Macon County from N.C. DOT

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has given the green light to three road projects in Macon County for 2014. County Commissioner Ronnie Beale presented an update from the NCDOT on projects for the coming year. Beale told commissioners Tuesday night that some projects that had hoped for were pushed by back the transportation department,…

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Westcare signs agreement with Duke LifePoint Healthcare

Plans are moving ahead for two mountain hospitals to be taken over by Duke LifePoint Healthcare. A memorandum of understanding was signed by the WestCare Health System, which includes Harris Regional Hospital, in Sylva, and Swain County Hospital, in Bryson City, to be acquired by Duke LifePoint. A due diligence period is now underway for…

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  • August 29, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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