Below normal temps to linger in WNC

While Punxsutawney Phil is not quite ready to emerge and make his winter weather outlook yet, the National Weather service says the cold snap that’s hit the western Mountains is sticking around for the next several days. With the exception of a warm-up on Monday, high temps for the next couple of weeks are expected…

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State health offiicals warn of ‘dangerous flu’ spreading

State health officials are calling the flu that’s spreading across North Carolina as ‘dangerous’ and say it has even affected young and middle-aged adults. The latest numbers from the state indicate that five more people have died from the flu in North Carolina, bringing the total to 27 for the season. North Carolina Epidemiologist Dr.…

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Macon couple gives to Southwestern’s Student Success Campaign

Macon couple gives to Southwestern’s Student Success Campaign

When Southwestern Community College officials and students spoke last month about the extreme need for more scholarship funding, the message struck a chord with Vic and Margaret Perry. That’s why the lifelong Macon County residents recently pledged $1,500 to the Student Success Campaign – an effort by the SCC Foundation to bridge the gap between…

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WIC program enrollment down

Macon County health officials have noticed a decline in enrollment in the Women, Infants, and Children Program—they’re not sure why—but want to let residents know the service is still available. WIC provides free food benefits, and nutrition counseling and assessments, for mothers and children 0-5. Janette Fisher, WIC Director in Macon County, says you may…

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Macon noted as high-risk area for radon; free tests available

If you live in Macon County, the risk of radon being in your home is higher than normal—and state health officials are urging residents to ensure their house is safe from the gas. January is National Radon Action Month and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is helping Maconians check their homes for…

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Sheriff: Scammers tried to steal Social Security check

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office is warning on a new scam involving health insurance. According to authorities, a caller claims to sell health insurance and schedules a visit to your home. In a recent case, a male and female driving a blue vehicle with Florida plates came to victim’s residence as previously scheduled. After speaking…

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