WCU tops 10,000 students, breaks record

WCU tops 10,000 students, breaks record

For the first time in its history, Western Carolina University has surpassed the 10,000 student mark. It was announced Tuesday that a new record for enrollment was set at 10,106 for the fall 2013 semester. That’s up five percent over last year’s tally of 9,608 students. University officials attributed a big part of the record…

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Maconians paying less for gas, but for how long?

Gas prices are up a few cents since Labor Day weekend with the statewide average at $3.51 a gallon. Over the holiday period, the North Carolina average was $3.47, the lowest point for gas on Labor Day since 2010 says Angela Vogel Daley with AAA Carolinas. “Labor Day 2011, gas prices were $3.57; in 2010,…

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Man tried to eldue arrest, deputies say

A Fort Brag man is taken into custody by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office after deputies say he tried to flee them. On Friday, 21-year-old Adrian Alfonso Diez was arrested by Deputies charged with a felony count of eluding arrest with a motor vehicle. Reckless driving and unsafe passing add to the charges Diez faces.…

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Genealogoy seminar offered at library

“Who do you think you are?” is an age old question you may get help answering as the Silas McDowell Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will host a free genealogy seminar to assist people in their search for their ancestors at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, September 14 at the Macon County Library in…

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Manning tears MCL, out 2-7 weeks

As the Franklin Panthers prepare for their second football game of the season, they’ll have to do so without senior running back Marquel Manning. Manning, the 2012 co-conference Offensive Player-of-the-Year, will miss anywhere from two to seven weeks, following a knee injury in Franklin’s opener against Murphy. After already scoring two touchdowns, Manning left in…

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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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