Pesticide disposal day set for June 4

N.C. Cooperative Extension in Macon County will hold a pesticide disposal/collection day in cooperation with the N.C. Department of Agriculture.  All homeowners, gardeners, farmers or others can dispose of their unwanted pesticides free of charge. All pesticides such as insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, or rodenticides that are in their original containers and clearly labeled will be…

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Jail time for ginseng poachers

On May 22,  U.S. Attorney Anne M. Tompkins announced that two men have been convicted and sentenced in U.S. District Court for the illegal harvesting of ginseng. Daniel Mizell, 26, of Green Mountain, N.C. was sentenced today to serve 30 days in jail for engaging in business operations on the Blue Ridge Parkway and entering…

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Two charged with assisting escapees

A Macon County couple is facing charges after their alleged involvement in last Friday’s jailbreak at the Macon County Detention Center. Officers have charged the two for assisting the escapees before their capture. According to arrest reports filed by Deputies, 52-year-old Karen Ingino Sanford and 56-year-old Richard Frank Sanford turned themselves into authorities on May…

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N.C. Senate seeks largest teacher pay hike in state history

North Carolina is currently ranked 47th in the nation for teacher pay. At a press conference held Wednesday by Senate President Pro Temp Phil Berger, he announced that the largest teacher pay increase in North Carolina history will soon occur if their budge plans go through. The average pay for teachers will increase by over…

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Drunk driving suspected in Dillard Rd. accident

A Georgia woman escapes serious injury after her car tumbles nearly 100 feet down an embankment; but she is expected to face criminal charges. The single-car accident involving 30-year-old Melynda Hensley, of Clayton, Ga. occurred Monday night on the Dillard Road at approximately 11:22 p.m. North Carolina State Trooper Mike Henry says Hensley was traveling…

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Angel’s thrift store closing

After many years of service to Angel Medical Center and the community, the AMC Thrift Store will be closing on June 27th. This store has been one of the main fundraising means for the AMC Auxiliary which supports a variety of programs/projects at the hospital. Unfortunately, the thrift store has seen significant financial hardships. With…

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Community Calendar

  • March 5, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • March 6, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • March 12, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • March 13, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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