Welch to run for D.A.

Welch to run for D.A.

At the November 16th Macon County Republican General Meeting, Assistant District Attorney Ashley Welch announced her candidacy for the Office of District Attorney, 30th Prosecutorial District, in the 2014 election. The 30th District consists of the following counties: Macon, Swain, Clay, Cherokee, Graham, Haywood and Jackson. Welch has been a North Carolina Assistant District Attorney…

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Healthcare navigator available for Maconians

A free service is now available in Macon County that might take some of the headache out of finding healthcare under the new changes. If you need assistance finding the right healthcare, you can contact healthcare navigator Cynthia Solesbee to schedule a meeting. Solesbee announced the navigation service at the November meeting of the county…

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Franklin’s Simpson shines early for the Lady Catamounts

Franklin’s Simpson shines early for the Lady Catamounts

Franklin native Lindsay Simpson is off to a strong start this season on the Lady Catamounts basketball team. The 0-3 Cats lost Saturday to Campbell, but Simpson came off the bench and scored 16. It was her third straight double figure scoring performance. The former Lady Panthers standout paces the team averaging 16.7 points in…

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Holland to join state task force on schools

Macon County Sheriff Robbie Holland has been appointed to the Governor’s Task Force on Safer Schools. Governor Pat McCrory announced the appointments earlier this month and the group ranges from students and teachers to elected officials, lawyers and law enforcement from across North Carolina. The task force will provide guidance to the Center for Safer…

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Rain eases dry conditions, risk of wildfires

Rain eases dry conditions, risk of wildfires

Some weekend rain was a welcome site in Macon County. Several of the county’s volunteer fire departments had a busy Thursday as dry and breezy conditions led to numerous brush fires that got out of control. According to dispatchers, brush fires broke out in multiple locations including Robbins Road, Hale Ridge Road, Bailey Hills Road,…

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State road funds take a hit

North Carolina may soon have to find new ways to supplement funds to build and improve highways. According to State Transportation Secretary Tony Tata, the state’s road coffers are not receiving the stream of revenue they used to, “Our Highway Trust Fund is linked to the motor fuels tax, which is decreasing because vehicles are…

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Community Calendar

  • November 21, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • November 27, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • November 28, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • December 4, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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