AARP reminds seniors to prepare for natural disasters

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the Peeks Creek landslide in Macon County and also the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Floyd hitting North Carolina. With hurricane season arriving, AARP and FEMA want to help ensure the state’s senior population is prepared for a hurricane or other natural disaster. “For our older population, they especially…

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Next LNO to focus on asthma and allergies

At the upcoming September 23, 2014 Ladies Night Out Program, the topic will be Asthma and Allergies.  Asthma and Allergies often go hand in hand. Join us to learn what they have in common and what you can do to prevent attacks and manage symptoms. The guest speaker will be Dr. William McCann, Allergy Partners…

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Arrest Report: Identity Theft

Arrest Report: Identity Theft

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office makes three felony arrests of residents charged with identity fraud crimes. According to arrest reports, 23-year-old Tanner Norton Duvall, of Franklin, was detained September 12 and charged with felony counts of identity theft, financial card theft, and obtaining property by false pretenses. He was booked into the Detention Center on…

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The Bedroom Project helps Macon parents in battle against drugs

The Bedroom Project helps Macon parents in battle against drugs

Recently some Macon County parents got inside information during a presentation that could eventually prevent a tragic event from happening. Earlier this month, The Bedroom Project, an interactive presentation using a traveling bedroom designed to teach parents where their child might hide prescription drugs, was presented at Tartan Hall. The presentation was delivered by Shannon…

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NC health officials: Prepare for flu season

Get your flu shot as early as possible—that’s the message from North Carolina health officials—who are encouraging residents to get ready for the upcoming flu season. Influenza cases can appear as soon as October and it can take about two weeks to make antibodies after you receive your flu shot, health professionals note. State health…

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Catamounts win back-to-back for first time since 2006

Catamounts win back-to-back for first time since 2006

For the first time in 8 years, the Western Carolina University Catamount football team has won back-to-back games. The Cats are 2-1 this season after an opening loss to South Florida and then two straight victories against Brevard and Catawba. Just three weeks into the season and Western has already matched the number of wins…

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