Macon County elk shooting under investigation, ACT reports

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is investigating the killing of an elk in Macon County that had been damaging a farmer’s crops. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports the elk shooting took place on August 15 on private property in the Tellico community. The farmer, whose name has not been released, reportedly shot the 2 to…

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Local band competing live on national TV (link to vote here)

Local band competing live on national TV (link to vote here)

A local band will appear on national television tonight in hopes of advancing on the competition show America’s Got Talent. Mountain Faith, a bluegrass band from Sylva, will be performing live tonight on the show from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The band has advanced to the voting round after making it…

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Maconians get first look at Parker Meadows tonight

Maconians get first look at Parker Meadows tonight

The much anticipated grand opening of the Parker Meadows Recreation Facility will be tonight as Maconians will get a preview of the brand recreation complex The community is invited to the special event tonight called “Parker Meadows Under the Lights” beginning at 6:30, says County Manager Derek Roland. “We’ll have live music, free food, and…

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NC jobless rate up fifth straight month

The unemployment rate in North Carolina ticked up for the fifth consecutive month, this according to the latest information from the North Carolina Department of Commerce. According to the new figures released Friday, the jobless rate in North Carolina for July was 5.9 percent—up slightly over June’s rate of 5.8 percent. The unemployment rate has…

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Sewer trouble prompts early dismissal on first day of class

School officials say a sewage issue resulted in early dismissal on the first day of class for students at East Franklin Elementary School. Students at East Franklin were released for the day at 11:30 this morning. It was the only school affected by the sewage problem. Monday marked the return of about 4,300 students to Macon…

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Macon students begin 2015-2016 school year

Macon County students are returning to class this morning for the start of the 2015-2016 Academic Year. School District Superintendent Dr. Chris Baldwin welcomes back students and remind drivers that traffic will increase with more cars, buses, and pedestrians on local roadways. “The Macon County Board of Education and I would like to welcome everyone…

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Community Calendar

  • August 29, 2015 10:00 amAL-ANON MEETING
  • September 1, 2015 3:30 pmCOWEE FARMERS MARKET
  • September 5, 2015 8:00 amMACON COUNTY SR. GAMES FLEA MARKET
  • September 5, 2015 10:00 amAL-ANON MEETING
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