Catamounts start 5-2 for first time since 1976

The Western Carolina Catamount football team improves to 5-2 and 3-0 in the Southern Conference after a 35-21 win at Mercer (5-3, 1-3) on Saturday. The last time WCU started a season at 5-2 was 1976, and 1994 was the last time the Cats started 3-0 in the SoCon. On Saturday, October 25, Western Carolina…

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County to help procure $100k grant for Hospice House

A project started in 2004 continues to move closer to a reality after county commissioners agree to assist the Hospice House Foundation of WNC in procuring a $100,000 grant. The foundation asked the county to apply for the Building Reuse Grant made by possible by the North Carolina Department of Commerce. At the commission’s October…

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WNC man gets prison time for illegal hunting activities

A spree of illegal hunting activities in the Nantahala National Forests leads to prison time for a western North Carolina man. On Friday in federal court, 35-year-old David Chadwick Crisp of Graham Co., was sentenced to 20 months in prison by Judge Dennis L. Howell after pleading guilty to six offenses. Crisp also pleaded guilty…

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Teen pregancies down in Macon County, report says

North Carolina’s teen pregnancy rate fell 11% last year, hitting a record low for a 6th consecutive year, according to new data provided by the North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics. In Macon County, teen pregnancies dropped 25 percent from 2012 to 2013, with 33 pregnancies reported last year among the county’s 15-19 year…

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SCC hosting job fair at Macon Campus

SCC hosting job fair at Macon Campus

On Thursday morning (Oct. 23), a number of area employers will be at Southwestern Community College’s Macon Campus to answer questions and meet potential employees. The fair, which runs from 9 a.m. until noon, will allow students and area residents an opportunity to explore educational opportunities, jobs and careers. “Two of our top goals at…

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Franklin Blows Past North Henderson 49-14

The Franklin Panthers scored 42 points in the second quarter against North Henderson in route to a convincing 49-14 win to advance to 8-0, 4-0 in the WNCAC. Frankln has won 21 straight regular season games. Six players scored for Franklin in the quarter, including  a fumble 43 yards for a touchdown.  Dalton Cochran completed…

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