One dead, one critically injured in Nantahala house fire

One person has died and a 9-year-old child was airlifted early Friday morning for burn treatment after a fire destroys a home in the Nantahala community. Nantahala and West Macon Fire Departments were dispatched to the scene at 600 Briartown Church Road at approximately 1:30 a.m. Friday morning. The Macon County Sheriff’s Office is currently…

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Manager: Macon County has gained strong financial footing

Macon County remains in a healthy financial position—that’s according to County Manager Derek Roland who provided a comprehensive review of the county at a recent League of Women Voters program. Roland says the county is about a quarter into its fiscal year and has been able to continue a high level of efficient services for…

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Schools ask county for defibrillators

Macon County school officials say four local schools lack a life-saving technology that is becoming commonplace in most public places. Terry Bell, on behalf of the school system, spoke with county commissioners this week about the need for defibrillators at Iotla, Cartoogechaye, Macon Early College, and Union Academy. Bell says all other schools have these…

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NC Commerce chief visits with Maconians

NC Commerce chief visits with Maconians

The Macon County Economic Development Commission welcomed North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker to Franklin last Friday as a stop on what was deemed her “western swing through western North Carolina.” The local commission hosted an early breakfast meeting with Decker together with local government officials and business leaders at the Macon Bank headquarters.…

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State of the County: Boundary talks with Jackson County

As part of a program on the state of Macon County, County Manager Derek Roland said county officials are still in talks with Jackson County on some property boundaries that are in question. Roland addressed the League of Women Voters on November 13 covering several issues affecting Macon County. According to Roland, there are approximately…

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Macon DSS taking heating assistance applications Dec. 1

Macon County DSS will accept applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program known as LIHEAP on Monday, December 1, 2014.  LIHEAP provides a one-time annual vendor payment to help eligible with their heating expense. December 1st – December 31st: To be eligible a household must have either: An elderly person ages 60 and…

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  • November 24, 2014 6:00 pmTHANKSGIVING PRAYER SERVICE
  • November 27, 2014 12:00 pmCOMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER
  • November 27, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • November 28, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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