Macon’s economic ranking unchanged

The state Department of Commerce is out with its 2014 economic rankings for North Carolina counties. Each county receives a tier designation from 1 to 3—tier 1 counties are the most economically distressed and Tier 3 counties are the least. The rankings are based on an assessment of each county’s unemployment rate, median household income,…

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State tightens meth laws

Criminals who make meth are now banned from having the drug’s main ingredient and will serve more time behind bars if their illegal drug labs endanger children, seniors, or the disabled, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced this week. A law that took effect December 1 makes it a felony for any convicted meth cook or…

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Highlands to hold Christmas parade tomorrow

The town of Highlands is set to host the annual Olde Mountain Christmas Parade, on Saturday, December 7, at 11 a.m. on Main Street. The parade will be held rain or shine and features 52 entries this year. Following the parade, Santa will be in town square to hear Christmas wishes. Listen to sounds of…

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Toy Drive at tonight’s conference opener for the Panthers

At tonight’s conference opener basketball games between Franklin and Brevard, the Brevard High School Athletic Department, along with help of Brevard High junior, Lizzie Brewer, will be hosting a toy drive for the Sharing House in Brevard. Simply bring a new toy (wrapped or not) of equal or greater value to the cost of admission…

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Flu deaths reported in North Carolina

North Carolina health officials urge residents to take precautions as the height of the flu season approaches. According to the Division of Public Health, three people in North Carolina have died this season as a result of complications from flu. The adults were located in three different parts of the state and had underlying health…

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Roland eager to serve Maconians as county manager

Roland eager to serve Maconians as county manager

Newly appointed Macon County Manager Derek Roland says he’s excited about serving residents of the county he grew up in. Shortly after the announcement was made by the county commission that Roland, 28, would be the next manager, we asked him to share his thoughts on being chosen. Roland, who has worked in various government…

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  • May 28, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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