Extension: Abundance of honey this season

A late frost in spring of last year is translating to lots of honey this year in western North Carolina. Macon County Cooperative Extension Director Alan Durden explains last year’s frost damaged many fruit trees and they weren’t able to produce fruit, and that energy that was stored in the trees, is now coming out…

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Arrest Report

A 32-year-old Atlanta man has been arrested in Macon County charged with identity theft. According to a report filed by the Sheriff’s Office, Lorenzo Rodriguez was detained May 30 and is charged with a felony count of identity theft in addition to four misdemeanor counts of possessing or manufacturing a fraudulent I.D. and resisting a…

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New shooting range approved east of Hayesville

The U.S. Forest Service announced that it has approved construction of a new shooting range in Clay County on the Tusquitee Ranger District, Nantahala National Forest. District Ranger Lauren Stull recently approved a proposal to construct an outdoor shooting range on national forest lands approximately nine miles east of Hayesville, N.C. Since 2010, the Forest…

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School board, county discuss ways to bring teachers back

School board, county discuss ways to bring teachers back

Budget discussions between the board of county commissioners and Macon county school board continued Tuesday during a work session. Current funding and budget allocations have led the school system to cut around 30 teaching (first-year, probationary, and lateral entry) positions they say are much needed. Without a fund balance and a budget cut to the…

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Man arrested after altercation leaves Macon Officer injured

Man arrested after altercation leaves Macon Officer injured

An altercation on Horseshoe Ridge Road Wednesday afternoon leaves one Macon County officer injured and a Franklin man behind bars facing several charges. Macon County Sheriff Robbie Holland explains an officer was attempting to serve arrest warrants for failure to appear on 34-year-old William Dale Sheffield of Franklin, when he began resisting. Holland says Sheffield…

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Memorial Service announced for former Highlands coach

A local memorial service has been announced for former Highlands School basketball coach Butch Smart who passed away May 22 in his hometown of Ruston, Louisiana after a 12 year battle with cancer. There was a funeral and burial service that took place there on May 24th. His wife Judy and daughter Stephanie wanted to…

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  • April 26, 2014 8:00 amKYLE MORGAN BENEFIT
  • April 28, 2014 6:00 pm"HIS TABLE" FREE DINNER
  • April 30, 2014 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
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