Rescue underway for distressed hikers in the Smokies

Rangers have now contacted three Appalachian Trail hikers who last night reported being in distress in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The three men, ages 21 to 32 from Gaffney, South Carolina, had started out from Fontana Dam on January 2 for a ten-day backpacking trip. They used cell phones to report being cold and…

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Tribe to make presentation to Franklin board regarding mound

Talks regarding the future of the Nikwasi Indian Mound are expected to move ahead on Monday as the Eastern Band is scheduled to make a presentation to Franklin aldermen at their January meeting. According to the agenda, Cherokee Principal Chief Michell Hicks is expected to make the presentation. In 2013, Chief Hicks called for the…

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Snow coats northern Macon

N.C. DOT crews in Macon County have clearing and treating roads since around 5 p.m. Thursday evening and DOT Supervisor Jim Ashe says roads are passable, but is asking drivers to use caution. “For the most part, it’s really not that bad. People just need to slow down and take their time. The snow and…

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Pleasant Hill Baptist Church to host Winter Give Away

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church is having a free winter give away on Saturday, January 4 and Saturday, January 11. The church has winter clothing, (lots of women and children’s clothing), shoes, and blankets. The clothing give away will be at the church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. Pleasant Hill is located at…

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Closings and Delays for 01/03

Closings and Delays for 01/03

Here are the Latest Closings and Delays that we have been told about: - Macon Program for Progress: LATE START SCHEDULE - Macon Citizen Enterprises: CLOSED

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Macon man charged with shooting at girlfriend

A New Years Eve domestic skirmish ends with the arrest of a Macon County man who allegedly fired a shot at his girlfriend. Macon County Deputies detained 22-year-old Alexander Bryant, of Topton, on Tuesday night. Bryant reportedly shot a rifle toward his girlfriend following an argument. He has been charged with assault with a deadly…

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