Clarks Chapel fire leaves home severely damaged

Clarks Chapel fire leaves home severely damaged

Fire officials say a Tuesday morning fire that left a Clarks Chapel home severely damaged appears to have started in the chimney. Clarks Chapel Fire and Rescue was dispatched to the fire at the home owned by Terry and Susie McCoy on Cove Lane at approximately 8 a.m. Upon arrival, firefighters found the home fully…

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Highlands recognized as Traffic Safe Community

For the eighth year, the town of Highlands has been recognized by AAA Carolinas as an Outstanding Traffic Safe Community. Towns receiving the recognition were divided into three categories based on population, with Highlands being included in populations of 10,000 or less. Highlands was one of 15 localities to receive the honor that is presented…

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NC gas tax will increase slightly Jan. 1

Macon County drivers are enjoying lower gas prices this Christmas season, but there will be a slight uptick beginning in the New Year as the gas tax will increase. According to the NC Department of Revenue, the state motor fuels tax will go up one cent to 37.5 cents per gallon on January 1, 2015.…

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Franklin PD warns of power bill scam

According to Franklin Police, a scammer is targeting Macon County residents in an attempt to con people out of their money. Franklin Police David Adams said Monday that at least five residents had received phone calls from a man named Daniel who has a Jamaican accent. The man claims to represent Duke Energy and tells…

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Fire damages Knight’s Inn

Fire officials are trying to determine what started a fire Sunday afternoon that left a local lodging facility with moderate damage. Franklin Fire and Rescue was dispatched to the fire at Knight’s Inn at 1320 East Main Street at approximately 12 p.m. Sunday. The fire department says the fire was contained to the laundry room…

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Macon DSS to begin taking next round of heating assitance applications

Macon County DSS will accept applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program known as LIHEAP, beginning Friday, January 2, 2015 for individuals and families with the lowest income.  All eligibility requirements must be met which includes income & asset guidelines. LIHEAP provides a one-time annual vendor payment to help households that are eligible…

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Community Calendar

  • September 5, 2015 8:00 amMACON COUNTY SR. GAMES FLEA MARKET
  • September 5, 2015 10:00 amAL-ANON MEETING
  • September 8, 2015 10:00 amRED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
  • September 8, 2015 3:30 pmCOWEE FARMERS MARKET
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