May jobless rate for Macon County up

Macon County noticed a slight uptick in the jobless rate for May—this according to the latest report from the Department of Commerce. The unemployment rate rose slightly from 6.6 to 6.7 percent from April to May in Macon County; however, the rate remains more than two percent lower than May 2013. According to the commerce…

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Second case of travel-related mosquito illness confirmed in NC

North Carolina’s second case of chikungunya was confirmed last week in an Alamance County resident who recently traveled to the Caribbean. Currently, none of the reported cases of this viral infection have been acquired in North Carolina or the continental United States. Chikungunya virus is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito, and the Asian…

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NC AG cautions about crowdfunding

For years, scammers have exploited people’s sympathy by setting up fake charities supposedly to help those in need. But, according to North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper, crooks now have a new way to divert donations to their own pockets. Crowdfunding takes places when someone sets up a way for people to make donations, usually…

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Wildlife group cites new concerns for NC’s deer population

Wildlife group cites new concerns for NC’s deer population

More than 1 million deer live in North Carolina and, unless you’re a hunter or wildlife-watcher, your most common concern probably is avoiding them on the roadways.But conservationists say there is a new worry for the deer, which starts with a line-item in the Legislature’s House budget that would place the state Agriculture Department in…

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Man charged with DWI after passenger falls out of car

A Georgia man is facing criminal charges after a passenger falls out of a moving vehicle. According to the Bryson City Post of the Highway Patrol, the incident occurred Saturday evening at approximately 8:05 p.m. on Mulberry Road in Otto. Troopers say 42-year-old Marshal Cope, of Dillard Ga., was traveling East on Mulberry Road, in…

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New primary care physician joins AMC

New primary care physician joins AMC

Angel Medical Center announces the addition of Lawson Hunley, D.O. to its staff of primary care physicians. “We are very pleased that Dr. Hunley has chosen to join our hospital family,” said Paul Alter, Director of Business and Medical Staff Development for Angel Medical Center.  “His addition to our staff of primary care physicians allows…

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Macon County Weather

Community Calendar

  • September 5, 2015 8:00 amMACON COUNTY SR. GAMES FLEA MARKET
  • September 5, 2015 10:00 amAL-ANON MEETING
  • September 8, 2015 10:00 amRED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
  • September 8, 2015 3:30 pmCOWEE FARMERS MARKET
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