Appalachian Medical Mission brings free healthcare to WNC

Mountain residents struggling to afford healthcare can take advantage of free services through a project from the Appalachian Care Medical Mission. Registration for free medical services will be at the First Baptist Church of Bryson City through June 12. The Appalachian Care Medical Mission is a culmination of two years of planning, coordinating, and organizing…

Read more »

Three Catamounts picked in 2014 MLB Draft

Three Catamounts picked in 2014 MLB Draft

Western Carolina University had three baseball players selected in the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft. Junior right-handed pitcherJeremy Null and senior shortstop Aaron Attaway were both selected on the final day Saturday, joining senior catcherAdam Martin who was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 10th round on day two. Null was a 15th round draft pick…

Read more »

Franklin Fire, Police monthly reports

The Franklin Fire and Police Departments released their most recent departmental reports at the June town board meeting. From April 28 until May 28, Franklin Police responded to 796 calls. During that time officers:  made 24 arrests  responded to 41 accidents  investigated 51 incidents  issued 44 citations. Franklin Fire & Rescue responded to 159 calls…

Read more »

Fire departments seek tax increase

Fire departments seek tax increase

Two Macon County volunteer fire departments are asking for tax increases in the coming year to help offset rising operating costs and equipment needs. Clarks Chapel and Mountain Valley fire departments met with county commissioners at their recent budget work session to formally ask for the increase. Clarks Chapel Fire Chief Matt Mason says his…

Read more »

Former commissioners to share insight at forum

Looking to the past to help the future—that’s the goal of the Macon County League of Women Voters—who will again get perspectives from former County Commissioners on Thursday, June 12. The June 12 meeting will give Harold Corbin, Janet Greene, Mark West and Allen Bryson the opportunity to reflect on the challenges and triumphs of the boards…

Read more »

Improved Moss Knob reopens July 1

Improved Moss Knob reopens July 1

The U.S. Forest Service announced that the Moss Knob Shooting Range, located in the Nantahala Ranger District, Nantahala National Forest, will reopen on July 1, following months of repairs. “We appreciate the help that the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the National Rifle Association provided in this project,” said Nantahala District Ranger Mike Wilkins. “With…

Read more »

Macon County Weather

Community Calendar

  • June 4, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • June 5, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • June 12, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • June 19, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
AEC v1.0.4