NC jobless rate improves five straight months

For the fifth consecutive month, North Carolina’s jobless rate has improved—this according to numbers out this week from the state department of commerce. The rate fell half a percent from 7.4 in November to 6.9 in December. North Carolina’s December 2013 unemployment rate was 2.5 percentage points lower than a year ago. The state added…

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Winter Weather headed to WNC

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Macon and surrounding counties effective at 10 a.m. this morning through midnight. Forecasters say snow is likely in the area today, and one to two inches of accumulation is possible. The impending winter weather means the NC DOT trucks will be out in force.…

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Holly Springs house fire

Franklin Fire and Rescue battled a structure fire Friday morning that destroyed a portion of a Holly Springs home. According to the Franklin Fire Chief Warren Cabe, crews were paged to the fire at 86 Hollyview Circle at approximately 10 a.m. Chief Cabe says the fire was contained to a bedroom, but that room was…

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Applications taken for next round of heating assistance

Macon County DSS will accept applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program known as LIHEAP, beginning Monday, February 3rd for individuals and families with the lowest income. All eligibility requirements must be met which includes income & asset guidelines. LIHEAP provides a one-time annual vendor payment to help households that are eligible with…

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County recognizes special citizen

County recognizes special citizen

At the January 21 meeting of county commissioners a special Macon County Citizen was recognized for his civil service. Rich Robb, who just celebrated his 90th birthday, was recognized by Chairman Kevin Corbin and the board for his faithful attendance of county commission meetings since he moved here with his wife Cate in 1980. On…

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Update: New details on the board of elections embezzlement case

The recent investigation at Macon County Board of Elections has led to criminal allegations. Court documents filed by SBI Agent T.D. Ammons state, “there is probable cause to believe that the Office of the Macon County Board of Elections has been used to commit the offense of embezzlement.” It also indicated that a trustworthy source…

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