Commission approves $1.5 million improvements at Highlands School

On January 8, county commissioners gave the green light to $1.5 million worth of improvements to Highlands School. The county is applying for a virtually interest free loan through the federal government known as a Qualified Zone Academy Bond, or QZAB. The renovations primarily involve the elementary wing of the K-12 facility, and will include…

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Macon County under flood watch

The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for Macon and surrounding counties through Wednesday morning. A stalled front combining with upper-level disturbances is expected to create heavy precipitation in the mountains of southwest North Carolina and northeast Georgia. Gradual rises in rivers and streams could occur due to the prolonged rainfall which will taper…

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Gas should remain below 2012 prices

Analysts say it’ll cost less this year to fill your car up than it did in 2012—barring any uncontrollable factors such as mid-east conflict, or big storms. North Carolina drivers are paying on average $3.39 a gallon for fuel, that’s up from $3.29 a month ago. Stations in Macon County are reporting around $3.45 for…

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Arrest Report

Arrest Report

Macon County Deputies detain a local man after he’s allegedly caught with meth. Arrest reports say 29-year old Joshua Bryan Parker was charged January 8 with a felony count of possession of meth, and a misdemeanor count of simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance. Officers reportedly discovered 7 grams of meth during the…

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Front warming up the mountains this weekend

A warm front moving into the mountains has resulted in mild weather conditions in Macon County for early January. Forecasters are calling for a high on Saturday to be about 20 degrees above the average January high for the county. Temperatures in the 60s could make us forget winter is still here; and, the thermometer…

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Sheriff, county, schools working to prevent local school violence

Sheriff, county, schools working to prevent local school violence

County, school, and law enforcement officials in Macon County say they’re continuing to take a proactive approach to preventing violent acts in the local school system. Following the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary, county leaders have been meeting to look for new ways and ideas to make Macon County schools as safe as possible.…

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