Lady Panthers beat North Surry, will host third-round playoff game

The Franklin Lady Panthers are heading to the third round of the state 2-A basketball playoffs after a win over North Surry Wednesday night. Franklin, led by Sara Henson with 23 and Vanessa Agrusa with 17 points, held off the Lady Falcons by a final score of 58-47. Franklin head coach Scott Hartbarger says his…

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School calendar update

With inclement weather being a factor lately, the Macon County school board spent part of their meeting Monday discussing finishing this school year and preparing a calendar for next year. This calendar year, the district, as a whole, has missed seven days due to inclement weather. That translates to 58 hours of missed instruction, but…

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Filing deadline nears

February 28, at noon will be the deadline to file for the 2014 Macon County Elections. According to the Board of Elections, another person has entered the race for the District I County Commission seat in Highlands. John Shearl filed for that election on February 21. He joins incumbent Jim Tate and Michael D. Rogers…

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County approves new veteran transit program

Veterans here in the western Mountains will soon have improved access to transportation thanks to an interlocal agreement between counties and some federal grant funds. The program, known as One Call-One Click, will provide an upgrade to Macon County Transit’s computer system, as well as transit operations in Clay, Cherokee, and Swain Counties. Macon Transit…

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Local students display inventions at The Factory

Local students display inventions at The Factory

The Macon County Schools fourth grade students that are identified in the program for Academically Gifted students displayed the results of their innovative thinking at an Invention Convention at the Fun Factory on February 25. Under the leadership of AIG teacher JO Wolffer, students were given the task of coming up with an invention that…

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Macon school board waives some state final exams

The Macon County School system is dropping some of the previously mandated state final exams that were used to measure teacher accountability. At Monday’s meeting of the Macon County Board of Education, Superintendent Dr. Chris Baldwin said the state is offering school districts some flexibility in waiving the N.C. final exams. Baldwin proposed that the…

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Community Calendar

  • November 27, 2014 12:00 pmCOMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER
  • November 27, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • November 28, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • December 4, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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