County to help fund Scaly Mt. School House improvements

Macon Commissioners are extending taxpayer dollars to preserve an important piece of county history. At their August 13 meeting, commissioners approved $5,000 to help fund improvements at the historic Scaly Mountain School House. John Bankston, president of the Scaly Mountain Historical Society, requested $4,000 from the county and an additional yearly stipend of $3,000 to…

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SCC enrollment rising

Flexible hours and expanded course offerings are a couple of reasons behind the recent enrollment rise at Southwestern Community College, which has campuses in both Macon and Jackson Counties. Cheryl Davids, Dean of SCC’s Macon Campus, explained their goal was to achieve a three percent growth in enrollment, but have exceeded that over the last…

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NC adds 8,200 jobs last month

The latest unemployment numbers are out from the North Carolina Department of Commerce indicating a slight rise in the jobless rate. Last month, the state’s unemployment ticked up by 0.1 percent to 8.9 percent. Despite the slight increase, the rate remains nearly a percentage point lower than a year ago. A total of 8,200 jobs…

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Officers begin Labor DWI crackdown

As summer winds down, the Governor’s Highway Safety Program is ramping up a statewide effort to catch drivers who choose to get behind the wheel after drinking. The Labor Day “Booze It & Lose It” campaign is now underway, and law enforcement officers across North Carolina are out in full force, citing motorists who drive…

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Man eludes arrest, faces numerous charges

Man eludes arrest, faces numerous charges

A man apparently trying to escape arrest was detained and now faces over a dozen charges. Macon County Deputies arrested the suspect, 23-year-old David Abraham Ridao, of Hillcrest Avenue, in Franklin, on August 14. Reports indicate the suspect was charged with a felony count of fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. In addition,…

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Residents get first look at Macon Heritage Center

Residents get first look at Macon Heritage Center

School buses stayed busy shuttling crowds, including many former Cowee students, faculty and staff, to Saturday’s Cowee School Celebration. The celebration marked the opening of the Macon County Heritage Center at Cowee School, the county’s new historical and cultural center. Volunteers, under the direction of the Cowee Community Development Organization, have spent months planning and…

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