Schools to begin restoring positions

An improvement in the funding situation means some school teachers will be back on the job in Macon County. The Macon County School Board announced Monday night after a closed session they would begin rehiring for some of the positions that were cut due to a budget shortfall. At the end of the school year,…

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NC BOE Chair opposes creation of charter school board

An education proposal that has drawn some controversy this legislative session may not be necessary according to the newly appointed North Carolina Board of Education Chairman. State lawmakers have proposed the idea of creating a separate oversight board to govern all charter schools in North Carolina. The plan has met mixed reviews across the state,…

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WCU launches ridesharing tool to connect drivers, passengers

WCU launches ridesharing tool to connect drivers, passengers

Students and staff at Western Carolina University are getting more opportunities to make their school a greener campus. WCU recently launched an online ridesharing board, hosted by RidePost, that will connect drivers and passengers. The site is wcu.ridepost.com and promotes safe and social ridesharing which will help reduce travel cost and increase access to transportation.…

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Charges filed against driver in 2012 fatal wreck

Charges filed against driver in 2012 fatal wreck

The North Carolina Highway Patrol has charged a Sylva man involved in a 2012 car accident that killed 70-year-old Sylvia Bolick of Franklin. According to State Trooper Leah McCall, who investigated the crash, Christopher McMahan, 40, has been charged with felony death by vehicle, felony injury, reckless driving, and driving left of center. The wreck…

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Seasonal jobs push down Macon unemployment rate

The jobless rate in Macon County continues to show signs of improvement. According to the latest unemployment report out from the NC Department of Commerce, from April to May, Macon County’s unemployment rate dropped from 11.3 to 10.2. According to Dale West with Macon County Job Link, the improvement is in part driven by seasonal…

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Vision health, the topic for next Ladies Night Out

This month’s Ladies Night Out Program will be on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 in the cafeteria at Angel Medical Center. The topic will be Vision Health. The guest speaker will be Dr. Frank Killian. Remember that there are two meetings. The first meeting will be from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and the second will…

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  • April 30, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • May 1, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • May 7, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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