Uncertainity for Macon WIC program

The government shutdown could soon start to impact the federally funded Women, Infants, and Children Program, or WIC program in Macon County, said Macon County Health Director Jim Bruckner. WIC will be allowed to continue enrolling new participants through at least Tuesday, October 8, 2013. Bruckner stated that the NC Department of Health and Human…

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Shutdown causing problems for some trying to get driver license

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles announced that all DMV offices are operational and have not been affected by the federal government shutdown. However, DMV may not be able to issue driver licenses and ID cards in cases where there has been a name change that requires a license applicant to obtain a new Social…

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Highlands man jailed for child rape

Highlands man jailed for child rape

A 34-year-old Highlands man is held on a $650,000 bond after being charged with rape of a child. Donald Lee Dowdle, of Panther Mountain Road, was arrested September 27 on felony counts of rape of a child and first degree sex offense of a child. Dowdle is set to appear in court on October 10.…

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Franklin set for tough test against Pisgah

The Franklin Panthers will try to go 6-0 on the season as they return to the Pit tonight to take on the Pisgah Bears. Pisgah comes in at 4-1 with their only loss coming to powerhouse Erwin. The Panthers are 5-0 after a win at Brevard last week. The Black Bears, now coached by former…

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Macon jobless rate improves in August

The unemployment rate in Macon County fell from 8.9 to 8.2 percent in August—this according to the latest report out from the state Department of Commerce. Out of Macon County’s labor force of 16,077, 1,321 individuals sought employment during August. The rate is 1.5 percent lower than August 2012. August also brought lower jobless rates…

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NC Wildlife’s “Home from the Hunt” campaign underway

NC Wildlife’s “Home from the Hunt” campaign underway

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Home From The Hunt™ safety campaign is reminding hunters to follow blaze orange requirements. In North Carolina, hunters are required to wear a cap, hat or an outer garment in blaze orange that is visible from all sides when hunting bear, feral hogs, deer, rabbit, squirrel, grouse, pheasant or quail…

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