Gas prices continue upward swing

Oil prices on the rise and issues with refineries are said to be behind the spike in gas prices that has been occurring over the past several weeks. Drivers in Macon County are paying nearly 40 cents more a gallon for regular than they were just two months ago. Stations in the Franklin area were…

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WNC roads among most dangerous, AAA says

According to AAA Carolinas recent safety survey, roads in rural counties—some in western North Carolina– were the most dangerous for traffic deaths in North Carolina last year. The top five counties combining for 61 fatal crashes – 5.4% of the state’s total – despite carrying only 2% of the state’s vehicle miles traveled. Topping the…

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Two hurt in crash after driver falls asleep

A single-car crash early Tuesday morning sends a local man and woman to the hospital. The Bryson City Post of the State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred around 6 a.m. on Wayah Road near the Job Corp. Troopers indicate that 25-year old William Orr of Franklin was driving a 2002 Jeep SUV east along…

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Police Blotter

Police Blotter

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office arrested an individual over the weekend on more than 30 counts of failure to appear. Reports filed by Sheriff’s Deputies indicate Jeri Ann Murphy was arrested on Saturday on 35 felony counts of failure to appear in court on charges including fraud, identity theft and forgery. Murphy was also charged…

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Commission to split August meeting

The August meeting of the Macon County Board of Commissioners is scheduled for this evening at 6 p.m. at the Macon County Courthouse. Tonight’s meeting will be abbreviated with only two items up for discussion in addition to the public comment session. County officials will recess the meeting following those items and will reconvene next…

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Recent rains lift Macon’s dry status

The western mountains finally received enough rainfall to break the streak of several weeks at abnormally dry—this according to new data from the NC Drought Council. For much of the summer most of Macon and the surrounding area had been classified abnormally dry– which is a precursor to an official drought. The drought council indicated…

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