County to present grave monument plans to Cherokee

County to present grave monument plans to Cherokee

Macon County has plans to present two options for memorializing the Cherokee burial site that was uncovered during site work at Parker Meadows. At Tuesday’s board of commissioners meeting, County Planner Matt Mason presented two sets of plans to construct a monument and protective covering on the grave site. The plans call for a concrete…

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Body found Saturday in Jackson Co. may be missing teen

A body was discovered in a remote part of the Nantahala National Forest in southern Jackson County Saturday—and investigators say it could be that of a teen missing since November 10. Searchers have been trying to track down 17-year-0ld Alec Sandford Lansing, who disappeared from a camp in the Cashiers area two weeks ago. Lansing…

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N.C. jobless rate falls in October

October brought lower jobless numbers to North Carolina—this according to the latest report from the state Department of Commerce. According to the report, the unemployment rate fell from 6.7 to 6.3 percent from September to October and is 1.2 percent lower than October 2013. The number of people employed in North Carolina increased by more…

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Health officials aim to help Maconians take control of diabetes

Diabetes has been identified as a top health issue in Macon County and local health officials are reaching out to local residents to help them take control of their condition and lead a healthier life. Registered Dietician Jessi Bassett and others from Macon County Public Health will host a Diabetes Expo at the health department…

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Franklin Football Wins 35-14 over West Stokes; On to the 3rd Round

On another cold night at the Panther Pit Franklin grabbed a quick 21-0 lead at the half in route to a 35-14 victory over the West Stokes Wildcats.  Jeremiah Young scored three touchdowns and rushed for 82 yards for the Panthers and Dalton Cochran ran for a touchdown and passed for another. Franklin had a…

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Update: County officials release name of fire victim

County officials have identified the victim in Friday morning’s house fire in the Nantahala Community. According to Macon County Emergency Services, the body of 36-year-old Stephen Bradley McCoy was discovered by firemen after they quickly extinguished the flames at the home on 600 Briartown Church Road in Topton. Nantahala Volunteer Fire and Rescue was dispatched…

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Community Calendar

  • September 1, 2015 3:30 pmCOWEE FARMERS MARKET
  • 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
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