Mopeds must be registered beginning July 1

On Wednesday, July 1, the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles will introduce new statewide requirements for moped operators in accordance with House Bill 1145. These new regulations require all moped operators to register their vehicle with the DMV, and obtain a registration card and license plate, which must be displayed on the rear of…

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Relief from heat wave in sight

A break from the ongoing heat wave is expected this weekend as forecasters say cooler air is on the way. According to the National Weather Service, high temperatures on Saturday and Sunday will actually fall below normal at 78 degrees. The drop in temp will also mean an increased chance for rain over the weekend.…

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Wallenda visits Rabun

Forty-five years after his great grandfather made history by walking across the Tallulah Gorge, Nik Wallenda returned to Rabun County, where the historic walk took place. Wallenda was in Rabun County for the Skywalk Celebration at the VIP Meet and Greet Friday and says he wants to recreate Karl Wallenda’s famous walk, but there are…

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New kayak and canoe access area opens on Little Tennessee River

New kayak and canoe access area opens on Little Tennessee River

Paddling enthusiasts have a new access location along the Little Tennessee River on Lake Emory. The site adds to a growing list of recreation areas and amenities offered by Duke Energy in the western North Carolina region. The Franklin Canoe Portage opened earlier this month and includes a canoe/kayak courtesy dock, a gravel parking lot…

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Four charged with drug trafficking

Four charged with drug trafficking

Meth-trafficking charges land four local residents behind bars. According to arrest reports filed by Macon County Sheriff’s Deputies, the suspects, 28-year-old Adam Joshua Sanders, 19-year-old Jeremy Kenneth Stanley, 41-year-old James Fred Hurst, and 18-year-old Elizabeth Anne Tice were arrested on June 20. The suspects have been charged with felony counts of trafficking methamphetamines and possession…

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May jobless rate inches up

The North Carolina jobless rate inched up slightly in May according to the latest report from the Department of Commerce. The rate increased from 5.5 to 5.7 percent from April to May, but remains 0.6 percent lower than May 2014. Employment officials say total employment increased by 10,400 in May with Education and Health Services…

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