Two charged with assisting escapees

A Macon County couple is facing charges after their alleged involvement in last Friday’s jailbreak at the Macon County Detention Center. Officers have charged the two for assisting the escapees before their capture. According to arrest reports filed by Deputies, 52-year-old Karen Ingino Sanford and 56-year-old Richard Frank Sanford turned themselves into authorities on May…

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N.C. Senate seeks largest teacher pay hike in state history

North Carolina is currently ranked 47th in the nation for teacher pay. At a press conference held Wednesday by Senate President Pro Temp Phil Berger, he announced that the largest teacher pay increase in North Carolina history will soon occur if their budge plans go through. The average pay for teachers will increase by over…

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Drunk driving suspected in Dillard Rd. accident

A Georgia woman escapes serious injury after her car tumbles nearly 100 feet down an embankment; but she is expected to face criminal charges. The single-car accident involving 30-year-old Melynda Hensley, of Clayton, Ga. occurred Monday night on the Dillard Road at approximately 11:22 p.m. North Carolina State Trooper Mike Henry says Hensley was traveling…

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Angel’s thrift store closing

After many years of service to Angel Medical Center and the community, the AMC Thrift Store will be closing on June 27th. This store has been one of the main fundraising means for the AMC Auxiliary which supports a variety of programs/projects at the hospital. Unfortunately, the thrift store has seen significant financial hardships. With…

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Veterans Park hosts Memorial Day Ceremony

Veterans Park hosts Memorial Day Ceremony

An estimated 200 people turned out for Monday’s annual Memorial Day celebration held at the Veteran’s Memorial Park. The record crowd, who gathered to show respect to our veterans, overflowed the three tents set up to provide seating as well as much needed shade for the audience. “To see such a great turnout for the…

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Arrest Report

Arrest Report

A 27-year-old local man is due in court May 29 after being arrested for theft and drug-related charges. According to an arrest report filed by Macon County Deputies, the suspect, Nolan Scott Rogers, was arrested May 26 and charged with a felony count of meth possession and misdemeanor counts of larceny and possession of stolen…

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Community Calendar

  • May 22, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • May 28, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • May 29, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • June 4, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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