Agreement reached between Mission, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital

Agreement reached between Mission, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital (HCH) is closer to becoming a full-member hospital of Mission Health. The hospital and Mission Health have finalized a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) for HCH to join the Mission Health System. Mission Health is North Carolina’s sixth-largest health system and the region’s only not-for-profit, independent community hospital system governed and managed exclusively…

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Health Department begins preparedness challenge

Helping Macon County residents prepare for a disaster will be a key task for Macon County Public Health during September, which is National Preparedness Month. The health department is challenging residents to consider one basic preparedness task per day to enhance personal readiness for any type of emergency or disaster. A daily question or challenge…

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N.C. school breakfast programs left on the table

N.C. school breakfast programs left on the table

A survey of North Carolina teachers and principals found that one in four children in the state face hunger, and only half of them are taking part in school breakfast programs. Helen Roberts with the organization No Kid Hungry North Carolina says that’s about 600,000 children. Late buses, conflicting schedules, and the stigma attached with…

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Franklin aldermen meet this evening

The latest on priorities to fix the town’s streets and hearing from applicants of the town’s non-profit funding pool are two items on the agenda for the Franklin town board meeting on this evening. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at town hall and other items on the agenda include: a proclamation for Constitution…

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SCC Macon sending message of alcohol dangers

The Macon Campus of Southwestern Community College is hosting an event Wednesday that could save a life. The event, part of the national Save a Life Tour, aims to educate students and the community about the reality of driving under the influence of alcohol and is part of the Save a Life Tour and will…

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Balancing grades, world-class training no problem for SCC Early College student

Balancing grades, world-class training no problem for SCC Early College student

Rowan Stuart’s favorite kayak maneuver is called the “Phonix Monkey” and involves spinning the vessel on its bow like a pirouette for a full 360 degrees then flipping the boat end over end. There’s nothing easy about the trick, but Stuart’s ability to cleanly achieve it at high-level competitions is a big reason she’ll be…

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Community Calendar

  • December 25, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • December 26, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • January 1, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • January 2, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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