REACH seeks town assistance for new shelter

A local organization continues to seek help from the community to meet what they say is an urgent need. REACH of Macon County has launched a fundraising campaign to raise $302,000, which would assist them in obtaining a major grant to make a new and larger domestic violence shelter a reality. REACH President Bonnie Peggs…

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SCC calls on Macon to return funding to Jackson Campus

As Macon County Commissioners move closer to adopting the 2014-2015 budget, before the upcoming property revaluations, some are asking the county to rethink portions of the budget cuts. Southwestern Community College Officials met with the commission at a recent budget workshop to discuss the $200,000 cut from Macon County’s budget that had been funding operations…

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Appalachian Medical Mission brings free healthcare to WNC

Mountain residents struggling to afford healthcare can take advantage of free services through a project from the Appalachian Care Medical Mission. Registration for free medical services will be at the First Baptist Church of Bryson City through June 12. The Appalachian Care Medical Mission is a culmination of two years of planning, coordinating, and organizing…

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Three Catamounts picked in 2014 MLB Draft

Three Catamounts picked in 2014 MLB Draft

Western Carolina University had three baseball players selected in the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft. Junior right-handed pitcherJeremy Null and senior shortstop Aaron Attaway were both selected on the final day Saturday, joining senior catcherAdam Martin who was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 10th round on day two. Null was a 15th round draft pick…

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Franklin Fire, Police monthly reports

The Franklin Fire and Police Departments released their most recent departmental reports at the June town board meeting. From April 28 until May 28, Franklin Police responded to 796 calls. During that time officers:  made 24 arrests  responded to 41 accidents  investigated 51 incidents  issued 44 citations. Franklin Fire & Rescue responded to 159 calls…

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Fire departments seek tax increase

Fire departments seek tax increase

Two Macon County volunteer fire departments are asking for tax increases in the coming year to help offset rising operating costs and equipment needs. Clarks Chapel and Mountain Valley fire departments met with county commissioners at their recent budget work session to formally ask for the increase. Clarks Chapel Fire Chief Matt Mason says his…

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Macon County Weather

Community Calendar

  • March 29, 2015 6:00 pmGOSPEL SINGING
  • March 30, 2015 8:00 amRELAY FOR LIFE EASTER BASKET SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER
  • April 2, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • April 3, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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