World kayaking championships coming to NOC

World kayaking championships coming to NOC

Western North Carolina is just days away from hosting the world championship of kayaking at the Nantahala Outdoor Center. The Nantahala Freestyle World Championships begin Monday, September 2, at 6 p.m. with opening ceremonies in Bryson City and continue through the week with daily freestyle competition on the Nantahala “2013 Wave”. The championships conclude on…

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Macon jobless rate slips below 9 percent

The jobless rate in Macon County showed improvement last month—this according to numbers just released from the North Carolina Department of Commerce. In July, the unemployment rate was trimmed by nearly a percent point, falling from 9.7 to 8.9 percent from June. The report indicated that 1,470 Maconians were seeking employment in July—out of the…

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Bow season starts Sept. 9

Bow season starts Sept. 9

With archery season for deer hunting approaching, the U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina reminds hunters and non-hunters to practice safety when visiting National Forest Land. The bow deer season starts Sept. 9 in parts of western North Carolina. Hunters and non-hunters should follow simple steps to ensure they return home safely during…

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Cats kick off 2013 campaign tonight

Cats kick off 2013 campaign tonight

The 2013 college football season is here, and the Western Carolina University Catamounts are hoping to build upon a new energy brought in by second-year head coach Mark Speir. Speir and the Cats take on Division 1-A Middle Tennessee State Thursday evening in their opener. Western’s first game will be one of a few big…

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Bee hives disappearing

In North Carolina, the honey bee is responsible for the annual production of more than $2 million worth of honey. What concerns many bee keepers in the state is the hives are declining, and scientists still are not sure why. The phenomenon, called colony collapse disorder, has caused the loss of about 10 million bee hives…

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Macon leaders earn top honors from NCACC

Macon leaders earn top honors from NCACC

Two Macon County leaders take home top honors at the 106th Annual Conference of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners. County vice-chairman Ronnie Beale was named winner of the Outstanding County Commissioner Award for 2012-13 at the conference held August 22-25 in Guilford County. Beale, who is also the NCACC’s President Elect, was honored…

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Community Calendar

  • November 13, 2013 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
  • July 24, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • July 24, 2014 6:30 pmVACATION BIBLE SCHOOL @ EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
  • July 25, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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