Macon jobless rate slips below 9 percent

The jobless rate in Macon County showed improvement last month—this according to numbers just released from the North Carolina Department of Commerce. In July, the unemployment rate was trimmed by nearly a percent point, falling from 9.7 to 8.9 percent from June. The report indicated that 1,470 Maconians were seeking employment in July—out of the…

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Bow season starts Sept. 9

Bow season starts Sept. 9

With archery season for deer hunting approaching, the U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina reminds hunters and non-hunters to practice safety when visiting National Forest Land. The bow deer season starts Sept. 9 in parts of western North Carolina. Hunters and non-hunters should follow simple steps to ensure they return home safely during…

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Cats kick off 2013 campaign tonight

Cats kick off 2013 campaign tonight

The 2013 college football season is here, and the Western Carolina University Catamounts are hoping to build upon a new energy brought in by second-year head coach Mark Speir. Speir and the Cats take on Division 1-A Middle Tennessee State Thursday evening in their opener. Western’s first game will be one of a few big…

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Bee hives disappearing

In North Carolina, the honey bee is responsible for the annual production of more than $2 million worth of honey. What concerns many bee keepers in the state is the hives are declining, and scientists still are not sure why. The phenomenon, called colony collapse disorder, has caused the loss of about 10 million bee hives…

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Macon leaders earn top honors from NCACC

Macon leaders earn top honors from NCACC

Two Macon County leaders take home top honors at the 106th Annual Conference of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners. County vice-chairman Ronnie Beale was named winner of the Outstanding County Commissioner Award for 2012-13 at the conference held August 22-25 in Guilford County. Beale, who is also the NCACC’s President Elect, was honored…

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Back to School reminders

Back to School reminders

As school is back in session here in Macon County and across North Carolina, the state’s attorney general spoke with the media this week on school safety advice. Roy Cooper encouraged parents to know the safety plans establish at their children’s schools and to also protect their students’ personal information such as their social security…

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