Macon Cooperative Extension 2013 Impact

Macon Cooperative Extension 2013 Impact

Now—in its 100th year—the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Program continues to make a big impact in Macon County and across the state. County Extension Director Alan Durden presented the 2013 impact report of the Macon County’s Cooperative Extension program to county commissioners at Tuesday’s meeting. The NC Cooperative Extension program is an extension of NC…

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Duke seeks proposals for local stream improvement projects

Duke seeks proposals for local stream improvement projects

The Riparian Habitat Enhancement Fund Advisory Board is requesting proposals for riparian habitat enhancement projects in the watershed and tailwaters of Duke Energy’s Nantahala Area hydroelectric projects. The Riparian Habitat Enhancement Fund results from a commitment Duke Energy made as part of relicensing the company’s hydroelectric projects in the Nantahala region. The fund is worth…

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Ex-SRO charged again

Ex-SRO charged again

A former Macon and Swain County educator, and Swain County School Resource Officer, charged with statutory rape in Macon County, is now facing charges in Swain County. David Milhous Peterson, 32, of Bryson City, was arrested on Tuesday on the same charge in Swain County after an ongoing SBI investigation. Peterson is accused of having…

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Another merger possible for local mental health manager

An update on the changes to Medicaid-based mental health services in western North Carolina was a topic discussed by the Macon County Board of Commissioners at their meeting Tuesday. Shelly Foreman, one of the Senior Directors of Smoky Mountain Local Management Entity (LME), provided some new information to commissioners on the state of managed care…

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N.C. licenses to feature veteran designation

N.C. licenses to feature veteran designation

Qualified North Carolina military veterans will now be able to carry the designation “VETERAN” on their driver licenses and identification cards. Thanks to a law passed by the General Assembly, veterans who have been honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces who present their DD-214 discharge form can apply at a driver license office for…

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Plans announced for Cullasaja Gorge Clean-Up

The Highlands & Franklin Chambers of Commerce will be teaming up with Venture Local Franklin, and Stay And Play in the Smokies for this year’s annual spring gorge clean-up on Saturday, April 12th. The groups say they know how important it is to keep our community clean. Volunteers will at Pine Grove Baptist Church at…

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Community Calendar

  • December 18, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • December 19, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • December 25, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • December 26, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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