Recent fires intentional, says Arson Investigator

Recent fires intentional, says Arson Investigator

The Macon County Fire Investigator has concluded that three recent fires were set intentionally. The fires occurred at vacant homes on Promise Lane near Trimont Christian Academy, and the Old Murphy Road. There was also a car fire set at the Board of Education. Arson Investigator Farrell Jamison tells us the incidents were determined arson…

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Nominations sought for Macon’s Public Health Hero

The Macon County Health Department has announced that April is Public Health Month and to raise awareness about the important role public health plays in our lives, Macon County Public Health will recognize a “Public Health Hero” in the month of April. Citizens may nominate community volunteers for this award by completing the short nomination…

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Spring to return by week’s end

The latest springtime cold blast led to delays and cancellations across western North Carolina Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service is reporting unofficial snowfall totals for Monday and Tuesday from this spring snow and cold storm that has been affecting our region. Highway Departments, Cooperative Observers, Media, and others have helped provide accumulation totals for…

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NC Strawberries surviving harsh weather

North Carolina is one of the nation’s top producers of strawberries and so far this spring, farmers have been battling the threat of cold weather and high winds. Debbie Wechsler, Executive Secretary of the NC Strawberry Association, says fortunately, strawberry crops are withstanding the cold due to proactive measures taken by farmers, “North Carolina strawberry…

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Wreck knocks out traffic light on Sylva Road

Wreck knocks out traffic light on Sylva Road

A Sunday morning accident at the intersection of 441 North and East Main Street knocks out a traffic light. Details are limited at this time, but the wreck involving multiple cars, reportedly took out the pole holding the traffic signals causing the lights to fall onto the roadway around 11:15 a.m. The road had to…

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Closings and Delays for Tuesday 03/26

Closings and Delays for Tuesday 03/26

- Jackson County Schools: CLOSED - Southwestern Community College: CLOSED - Macon Program for Progress: LATE START - Great Beginnings Lutheran Pre-School: OPEN @ 9:30am

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