N.C. economist expects healthy gains for Christmas sales

The Christmas shopping season is heading down the home stretch with just a few days left for shoppers to get those last-minute gifts. So far, this holiday season has been a good one for North Carolina retailers. N.C. State Economist Dr. Mike Walden explains some of the factors behind the shopping boom. “We have seen…

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Two outdoor burns blaze out of control, fire dept. says be careful

A controlled burn that got out of hand Wednesday afternoon scorches several acres in the Burningtown Community. Fire crews with Burningtown Fire Department were paged to the fire on Carson Cove at approximately 4: 35 p.m. Assistant Fire Chief Kenneth McCaskill says the fire burned a brush-heavy wooded area that was harvested for timber several…

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Deputies make assault, theft arrests

Deputies make assault, theft arrests

Alleged assault and theft incidents lead to a number of arrests for the Macon County Sheriff’s Department. On December 15, Deputies arrested 31-year-old John David Johnroe, listing an Oxford, Fl. Address. Johroe was charged with two felony counts of possession of stolen property, and felony counts of larceny and breaking and entering. He was booked…

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Tax changes on the horizon for North Carolina

Tax reform changes passed by state lawmakers will soon begin emerging in North Carolina. The reform, set to begin in 2014, was geared to shift the tax burden from income to consumption, and you may get a surprise when paying for certain goods says NC State Political Science Professor Andy Taylor. “They’ll see less in…

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Program for Occupational Therapy Assistants returning to SCC

Shuttered 12 years ago due to changes in Medicare funding, the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program is returning to Southwestern Community College. Mitch Fischer, dean of health sciences at SCC, announced earlier this month that students will be selected in the spring and that classes will resume in fall of 2014. “The Medicare funding formulas…

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County approves school administrator supplement

A portion of county tax dollars allocated to the school system for teacher and teacher assistant supplements will end up providing a supplement for school administrators. The county earmarked $430,000 to provide Macon teachers and with their annual 2 percent pay supplement, but with the number of teachers dropping—there are funds left to help administrators.…

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  • April 20, 2015 6:00 pmSONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION MEETING
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