Catamounts amid a changing Southern Conference

Catamounts amid a changing Southern Conference

The college sports world has been abuzz with teams moving in and out of conferences over the past several months. The Southern Conference is not immune to some of these shifts. Five teams now are slated to leave the SoCon in the next year or so, with the latest news of Elon planning to join…

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Pool opens just in time for summer

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School board moves ahead with teacher cuts

Following a 4-1 vote Tuesday night, the Macon County School Board approved the Superintendent’s recommendation to cut 31 Probationary I, Lateral Entry, and Provisional Entry teacher positions due to budgetary constraints. The decision was made at the school board regularly scheduled meeting held at Nantahala School. Highlands representative Stephanie McCall voted against the motion. Macon…

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Twenty Years Later: Impact of Click It or Ticket

In 1993, North Carolina was first in the nation to launch an innovative seat belt safety awareness campaign—and now, 20 years later, the significant impact of Click It or Ticket is being noticed. Since the Governor’s Highway Safety Program launched “Click It or Ticket” two decades ago, the number of reported crashes, fatalities and injuries…

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Arrest Report

Arrest Report

Two local residents are taken into custody accused of multiple theft-related crimes. According to reports filed by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office, James Brooks Ramsey, age 18, of Franklin was arrested on May 23 and charged with felony counts of breaking and or entering, larceny, and possessing stolen property. He was also charged with misdemeanor…

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One hurt, house lost in Saturday fire

The Macon County Arson Investigation Team is trying to determine what sparked a Saturday afternoon fire that tore through a Franklin home leaving a local woman injured. According to Justin Setser with Franklin Fire and Rescue, crews were dispatched to the blaze at 548 Trimont Mountain Road a few minutes after 12 noon to find…

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