NC health officials: Prepare for flu season

Get your flu shot as early as possible—that’s the message from North Carolina health officials—who are encouraging residents to get ready for the upcoming flu season. Influenza cases can appear as soon as October and it can take about two weeks to make antibodies after you receive your flu shot, health professionals note. State health…

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Catamounts win back-to-back for first time since 2006

Catamounts win back-to-back for first time since 2006

For the first time in 8 years, the Western Carolina University Catamount football team has won back-to-back games. The Cats are 2-1 this season after an opening loss to South Florida and then two straight victories against Brevard and Catawba. Just three weeks into the season and Western has already matched the number of wins…

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Man charged with bringing gun onto FHS campus

Quick action by a school resource officer at Franklin High School leads to the arrest of a man carrying a shotgun onto school property. According to an arrest report, the suspect, 27-year-old Eric James Ehlenfield, who listed an Otto address, was detained on Friday after he drove onto the school campus in a black Ford…

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SCC to host health fair in Macon

SCC to host health fair in Macon

Southwestern Community College has announced this year’s health fair at the Macon Campus will be Thursday, September 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The health fair will feature information tables, demonstrations, free screenings and door prizes. Last fall’s SCC health fair drew several hundred residents from across the area. For additional information on this…

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Forest Service: Permit required to collect firewood

Forest Service: Permit required to collect firewood

As temperatures begin to dip, many of us start thinking about heating our homes during the cold months. For some folks, this means stocking up on firewood for the fireplace or wood stove. The national forests in North Carolina are among the places residents can go to obtain firewood for personal use. Each year, approximately…

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AG warns of new iTunes scam

Scammers may be using the popular iTunes music service to con you out of personal information—this comes as a new alert from the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office. A North Carolina resident reported getting a “Dear Customer” email that Apple had temporarily restricted her iTunes account for security reasons. The email provided a link where…

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  • September 18, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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