First flu death of the season reported in North Carolina

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the state’s first flu death for the 2014-2015 flu season. An elementary school-aged child in the Triangle region of the State died last week because of complications from an influenza infection. The child was at risk for complications from the flu because of underlying medical…

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Crime rate up 28 percent in Macon County

According to the SBI’s annual Crime in North Carolina Report, the crime rate in Macon County rose last year. The crime index measures the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people. In Macon County the index increased 28 percent, which includes both violent and property crimes. The SBI report indicated the index rose from 2,327…

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Macon seniors show improvement in SAT scores

SAT scores are up in Macon County—that’s according to a new report out from the Department of Public Instruction.The average score on the college admission test for Macon County students was 1511 in 2014, up from 1482 in 2013 and 1473 in 2012.

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Energy experts predict lower heating costs this winter

Households in the southeast and other regions of the country could see lower heating bills this winter, mainly because temperatures are predicted to be warmer than last winter and that means there will be less demand for heat, according to the forecast for winter heating expenditures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The new forecast,…

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Franklin Dominates Smoky Mountain 42-6 at the Pit

The rain held off at the panther pit Friday night as the battle of cowee mountain went to the panthers 42-6 for the 14th time in the last 15 meetings. The Franklin Panthers piled up 308 rushing yards and Zack Tallent caught scoring passes of 12 and 3 yards from Dalton Cochran and Kelton Lowry…

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Franklin vs. Smoky at the Pit tonight

It’s the Battle of Cowee Mountain tonight in football as the Franklin Panthers will host the Smoky Mountain Mustangs. The 6-0 Panthers are coming off a fourth quarter comeback win at Pisgah last week and the Mustangs at 1-5 are looking to bounce back after a loss last Friday to West Henderson. Panther head coach…

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Macon County Weather

Community Calendar

  • October 13, 2015 3:30 pmCOWEE FARMERS MARKET
  • October 17, 2015 10:00 amAL-ANON MEETING
  • October 20, 2015 3:30 pmCOWEE FARMERS MARKET
  • October 24, 2015 10:00 amAL-ANON MEETING
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