Forest Service discourages swimming due to high waters

Recent rises in water levels have prompted the U.S. Forest Service to discourage swimming in the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests. Forestry Officials are urging visitors to not swim in the creeks, rivers and streams until the waters recede. Right now, water levels are more than a foot above normal in some locations. Three swimming-related…

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Faulty windows top list of school board’s capital improvement plans

Faulty windows top list of school board’s capital improvement plans

At the July meeting of the Macon County School Board, school officials prioritized which school projects would receive the necessary funds for completion from the $99,035 in the budget from the capital outlay money from county commissioners. From a long list of ongoing needs at the county’s schools, the board unanimously voted to make repairs…

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Macon Co Sheriff to begin Citizen Academy

Macon Co Sheriff to begin Citizen Academy

Beginning Thursday, August 1, the Macon County Sheriff’s Office will conduct its first citizen academy for residents. Citizens will get up close and personal with a variety of duties carried out by the Sheriff’s Department including community patrols and DUIs, K9 demonstrations, and tactical SWAT team scenarios. Macon County Sheriff Robbie Holland says the sessions…

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Plans announced for 5th annual BBQ festival in Franklin

Plans announced for 5th annual BBQ festival in Franklin

Franklin will be the destination for BBQ connoisseurs when the 5th Annual Mountain High BBQ Festival and Car Show comes to town August 9 & 10 at the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center located on Highway 441 South. This two day event is a Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) sanctioned festival. BBQ teams from all over…

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Tax overhaul should spur economy, says NC State tax expert

A new tax environment in North Carolina will be good for the state’s economy—that’s according to professor Roby Sawyers at NC State University, who is the head of the Poole College of Management. Governor McCrory just signed the deal that will bring tax reform to the state—with one of the biggest changes being a lower…

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Macon BOE cautions lawmakers about deep budget cuts

Macon BOE cautions lawmakers about deep budget cuts

The Macon County School Board is expressing formal opposition to parts of the state budget it says could have tremendous potential harm to the interests of public education. The board unanimously passed a resolution during their meeting Monday opposing three parts of the proposed budget that would affect local teachers, students, and parents. During that…

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