Superintendent tasked with tough choice about teacher raises

Superintendent tasked with tough choice about teacher raises

New North Carolina legislation calls for teacher pay raises—but not all teachers will get one. In fact, just 25 percent of a school district’s teachers will get the raise under the new law. It calls for administration to evaluate all teachers who have worked three years and base the raise on performance. Now, the Macon…

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Reminder: Fall back Sunday

Reminder: Fall back Sunday

Don’t forget to fall back this weekend. Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday and you’ll get an extra hour of sleep as you set your clocks back one hour beginning at 2 a.m. Sunday. Daylight savings Time will begin again on Sunday March 9, 2014  

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Early vote deadline nears

Time to cast an early vote in the 2013 Franklin and Highlands Municipal Elections is running out. One-Stop Voting is going on at the Board of Elections Office until Saturday November 2, when the office will open from 9 to 1. According to the Board of Elections, 229 have voted One-Stop—that’s up from only 84…

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Help brighten the Christmas Season with Holiday Angels

Macon Program for Progress will offer assistance to low income families with young children or elderly during the Christmas holidays. Applications will be available November 4 through November 29, 2013. Eligible adults must be 63 or older or special needs adults on fixed incomes. Families who apply must have full custody of at least one…

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School Board approves annual supplement for teachers

Macon County teachers will receive their annual 2 percent salary supplement in November after the board of education votes to move ahead with it. The matter was discussed at Monday’s meeting of the school board, when Superintendent Dr. Chris Baldwin suggested the board allocate 1 percent now and then the other percent in the spring.…

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Making Macon a better place to live

Making Macon a better place to live

The Macon County Community Development Council held its annual awards dinner recently to recognize individual community development organizations and their accomplishments for this year. Representative of each community organization spoke on the past years achievements and their future plans Community Development is a program facilitated by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. It aims create formal community…

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Community Calendar

  • October 24, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • October 30, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • October 31, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • November 6, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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