Forecasters expect prolonged cold wave

Forecasters expect prolonged cold wave

Another blast of arctic air has settled into the mountains and forecasters are expecting a prolonged cold wave. Low temps the next two mornings will run 15 to 20 degrees below normal and will combine with high winds to create bitterly cold conditions. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for Macon…

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Elections office reopens, special meeting called

The Macon County Board of Elections Office reopened Thursday morning after being shuttered for a few days by county officials. The office closure was a result of an investigation of potential questionable business practices and possible irregularities with records at the office. Luke Bateman, Chairman of the Board of Elections, announced a special called meeting…

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County ponders options for Parker Meadows rec. park

At Tuesday’s monthly meeting of the Macon County Board of County Commissioners, board members gave the go ahead to take the first step toward making the Parker Meadows Recreational Park a reality. Commissioners voted unanimously to begin the permit process for the beginning phase of the project. After the permits have been acquired, the county…

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Macon health board to host rabies forum

The Macon County Board of Health will host a public forum regarding the continuation of Rabies Vaccination Clinics. This public forum will feature information regarding the spread of rabies, current rabies vaccination clinics, and reporting requirements for animal bites. The forum will take place at the Macon County Human Services Building located at 1830 Lakeside…

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Health group concerned about tobacco prevention in NC

50 years after the Surgeon General first warned of the dangers of tobacco use—health groups say they’re concerned about what North Carolina is doing to keep its youth from smoking. Pam Seamans, executive director with the North Carolina Alliance for Health, says a positive program to prevent smoking has ended in the state. “Just as…

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Closings and Delays for 01/23

- Jackson County Schools: CLOSED / Optional Teacher Workday for Smoky Mt District ONLY - Southwestern Community College: OPENING at 10am  

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