Board of Ed working on new agreement with Sheriff’s Office

In an effort to facilitate more school resource officers in Macon County, the school board is revising a new Memorandum of Agreement between the county, schools, and sheriff’s office. Board of Education Attorney John Henning said a new agreement is necessary to help the sheriff’s office pursue grant funds to add more officers at schools.…

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Company plans to rebrand Paula Deen’s Cherokee eatery

Effects of the Paula Deen racial slur controversy will be felt in western North Carolina. Deen’s restaurant in Cherokee will be closed, according to Caesar’s which manages the business. The company announced they reached a mutual agreement to part ways. Deen was dismissed by the Food Network after admitting under oath she had used the…

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Angel announces plans for 90th celebration

Coming up in just a few weeks, Angel Medical Center will hold a special event marking its 90th anniversary. The celebration is planned for Friday, July 19, from 4 to 8 pm. Lots of special activities and events will be going on including a barbecue dinner, live entertainment, free health fair, and tours of the…

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Operation Dry Water aims to curtail impaired boating

Operation Dry Water aims to curtail impaired boating

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will have law enforcement officers out in force this weekend support of Operation Dry Water — an annual nationwide campaign to remind boaters that it is unsafe, as well as illegal, to operate a boat while impaired. In North Carolina, penalties include a maximum $1,000 fine and possible jail time.…

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Signing marks full affiliation between Angel and Mission

Signing marks full affiliation between Angel and Mission

On Tuesday, officials with Angel Medical Center and Mission Health held a full-affiliation signing event at Angel. Hospital CEO Jim Bross said the event has been two years in the making and now Angel becomes a full member affiliate with Mission, “We affirm our past and our new mission’s bigger aim: to get each patient…

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Schools to begin restoring positions

An improvement in the funding situation means some school teachers will be back on the job in Macon County. The Macon County School Board announced Monday night after a closed session they would begin rehiring for some of the positions that were cut due to a budget shortfall. At the end of the school year,…

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  • November 27, 2014 12:00 pmCOMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER
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