New app locates registered sex offenders

North Carolinians can now find out about nearby sex offenders more quickly and easily. The North Carolina Department of Justice has introduced a mobile app that allows you to search the state’s sex offender registry. Scott Glawson, Chief Information Officer at the NCDOJ says the program provides the ability to search for sex offenders by…

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Meadows: If you like your plan, you should be able to keep it

Hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians are losing their current health plans due to health care reform impacts—but mountain congressman Mark Meadows says the state’s residents should be able to keep their plan if they want. Federal legislation has been introduced to help Americans retain their current plans and Meadows is a co-sponsor of the…

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Franklin goes undefeated in regular season, wins WNAC title

The Franklin Panthers finish the regular season without a loss for just the second time in school history. The Panthers are 11-0 and Western North Carolina Athletic Conference Champs after a 27-8 win at Tuscola Friday night. The Mountaineers got on the board first, but the Panthers would answer with straight touchdowns. Marquel Manning and…

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Macon Schools behind state average on test scores

On Thursday, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction released standardized test scores for the state’s school districts and that information shows Macon County is a bit behind the state average passing rate. The data combine the performance of students and both standardized end-of-grade and end-of-course tests for the 2012-2013 academic year. Macon County, as…

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Mental health workshop to help parents, teachers

Parents and teachers in Macon County are invited to a free workshop on mental illness and suicide risk awareness and prevention in children and adolescents. The free workshop will be Saturday, November 16 from 9:30 to 2:45 at the Macon County Community building and is being organized by NAMI Appalachian South. Linda Talbot, Vice-President of…

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Over 150 cited on Macon roads during Halloween Booze It & Lose it

Over 150 traffic and criminal violations were handed out on Macon County roads during the Halloween Booze It & Lose It traffic safety campaign October 25-31. State and local law enforcement agencies ramped up enforcement during the initiative which resulted in 842 DWI arrests state wide. In Macon County, 2 were arrested for drunk-driving, 53…

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  • November 13, 2013 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
  • July 30, 2014Save Our Children-Save Our World, feat. Josh McDowell
  • July 31, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • August 1, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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