N.C. jobless rate lowest in five years

New information coming out from the state department of Commerce shows the North Carolina unemployment declined in November. The jobless rate fell from 8 to 7.4 percent—the November rate is 2 points lower than a year ago. The trade, transportation, and utilities sector saw the biggest job gains last month with 2,600; education and health…

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Forest Services announces winter road closings

The U.S. Forest Service Nantahala Ranger District will seasonally close certain roads from Jan. 2 to April 1, 2014. During this period, the roads are susceptible to freezing and thawing, and they become very soft and easily damaged by traffic. The following roads will close during this period: Boardtree (#388), Upper Nantahala (#67), Deep Gap…

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Shop with a Cop brings Christmas to nearly 200 Macon children

Shop with a Cop brings Christmas to nearly 200 Macon children

Excitement was in the air, as nearly 200 local children spent the afternoon shopping at Walmart with local and state law officials, emergency workers, and citizens as a part of the annual Shop with a Cop program. This year marked the 16th time the Macon County Sheriff’s Department has sponsored this special event which gives…

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State to halt road construction Friday

As families begin their travels this holiday season, the N.C. Department of Transportation will suspend most road construction activities on major routes across the state in hopes of making the trip a little smoother. By avoiding traffic delays, motorists can reach their destinations safely and efficiently, while cutting down on fuel consumption and costs. NCDOT…

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SCC secures more than $1.5 million in grant funding

SCC secures more than $1.5 million in grant funding

As general manager of ConMet, Chris Davis has plenty to be excited about these days. The Golden Leaf Foundation and Duke Energy recently funded a trio of advanced manufacturing training grants, which combined are worth $1.5 million, to Southwestern Community College and its partners. The funding has ensured that ConMet and other manufacturers throughout western…

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N.C. economist expects healthy gains for Christmas sales

The Christmas shopping season is heading down the home stretch with just a few days left for shoppers to get those last-minute gifts. So far, this holiday season has been a good one for North Carolina retailers. N.C. State Economist Dr. Mike Walden explains some of the factors behind the shopping boom. “We have seen…

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Community Calendar

  • November 27, 2014 12:00 pmCOMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER
  • November 27, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • November 28, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • December 4, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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