Man, 80, hospitalized after hit and run incident

North Carolina State Troopers are looking for the driver who struck an elderly man Thursday night. The incident happened at approximately 9:54 p.m. on the Georgia Road near the intersection of Coweeta Lab Road. Troopers indicate the man, Clyde Maples, 80, of Clayton, Ga. , was on the shoulder of U.S. 23 putting fuel into…

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BCBS of NC on Obamacare

The first days of Obamacare have left many residents with more questions than answers. The state’s largest insurer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, is trying to help policy holders wade through the changes brought on by the Affordable Care Act. North Carolina Blue Cross spokesman Lew Borman says some people’s plans are changing…

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Crisis heating funds available

Residents facing a life threatening emergency/crisis can now apply for the Crisis Intervention Program, known as CIP, at Macon County DSS. Applications will be taken for households needing assistance for their immediate heating needs and to alleviate their heating crisis. Eligible households must meet all criteria for heating assistance. The target population is that at…

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Macon Schools get energy audit

The Macon County School System, already operating with a bare bones budget, can expect $50,000 in added energy costs next year due rising utility rates. A recent energy audit, however, is providing some insight on how the school could save on energy costs. The schools energy audit was conducted recently by Reid Conway, energy manager,…

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MCSO seeks help solving sexual assault crime

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance from the public regarding a crime that occurred during the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Deputies were called to a residence in the Windy Gap Road area north of Franklin, where a female reported that she had been sexually assaulted. The victim reported that…

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American chestnut returning to WNC?

American chestnut returning to WNC?

A species of tree some thought was lost is showing promising signs of a return to western North Carolina. The U.S. Forest Service, along with others, feels they are closer to restoring the American chestnut tree here in the mountains. Beginning in 2009, agency researchers and partners planted close to 1,000 potentially blight-resistant American chestnut…

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  • April 20, 2015 6:00 pmSONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION MEETING
  • April 20, 2015 7:00 pmHOLLY SPRINGS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CLUB MEETING
  • April 23, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • April 24, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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