Fall colors peaking

One of the mountain’s biggest attractions is coming into full bloom. The peak of the fall leaf season is arriving and this year’s color is turning out spectacular. Early predictions called for bleak autumn color because of the summer rains, but recent weather has helped. Sunny cool days in late summer and early fall that…

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Planners begin reviewing possible uses for surplus properties

Macon County and the school board own several properties that have been declared surplus and now the Planning Board is hoping to find uses for the land. After receiving a directive from the county commission to begin this task, planners met Thursday October 17 to start reviewing the properties by examining aerial photos and tax…

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Youth represent Macon County well at 2013 N.C. State Fair

Youth represent Macon County well at 2013 N.C. State Fair

A Macon County youth takes home a big honor from the 2013 North Carolina State Fair. AJ Carpenter, a 13-year-old student at Macon Middle School, won Grand Champion at the fair in the Junior Market Steer Competition with his calf, “Buzz”. AJ will collect $25,000 from the sale of the livestock to Harris Teeter. Buzz…

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Construction jobs still uncertain

One of the top industries in Macon County has shown signs of recovery in recent months, but some experts say construction jobs aren’t what they used to be. NC State University Economist Dr. Mike Walden weighs in on the topic. He said a housing boom from 1995 to the mid-2000s boosted the construction industry, but…

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Freeze warning issued tonight

Chilly weather is settling into the mountains and the National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning in Macon and surrounding counties through the overnight hours tonight. The unseasonably cool air is a result of a Canadian high pressures system that continues to building in western North Carolina. Overnight lows are expected to drop near…

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Mental health care organizers merge in WNC

A merger is under way between mental health care organizers in western North Carolina. The Smoky Mountain Center, which manages services for residents who receive who receive Medicaid or State funding for care in Macon and surrounding counties will now serve eight additional counties after the dissolution of the Western Highlands Network. Many employees who…

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  • August 29, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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