Rains delay schools, prompt landslide

Rivers and streams are overflowing this morning as rain continues to drench the western North Carolina Mountains. Macon County Schools are on a two-hour delay this morning, and the National Weather Service has extended the flood watch through Thursday evening for Macon and surrounding counties. Heavy rains triggered a landslide on Cowee Mountain Tuesday night.…

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Commission seeks more time to evaluate Parker Meadows

Commission seeks more time to evaluate Parker Meadows

County Commissioners say more time is needed before they close on the 48-acre Parker Meadows property that is being sought for a new baseball/softball complex. Monday night, the commission voted unanimously to request an extension of the due diligence period to allow for the identification of cultural resources located on the land. County Commission Chairman…

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Case against Macon County Detective continued

The court case involving criminal complaints against a Macon County Detective has been continued. Detective Amy Stewart appeared in court January 10 on the accusation of making threats on two separate occasions. According to the Clerk of Court office, the case has been continued until March 7. Stewart was served with criminal summonses on January…

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Police Blotter

Franklin Police arrest a local man after responding to a reported stolen moped scooter on January 11 at 71 Second Street. According to reports filed by officers, Frank Anthony Mercado, age 26, of Franklin, was charged with felony counts of possessing a stolen motor vehicle and breaking or entering a stolen vehicle. He was also…

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IRS delaying start of tax season

Taxpayers wanting to file their returns with the IRS will have to wait a little longer than usual because of changes in the tax law in January. The IRS will begin accepting and processing federal returns January 30 this year, according to IRS Spokesman Mark Hanson. The original plan was to start e-filing on January…

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Rains causing rivers, streams to swell

Maconians are keeping a close eye on the weather as local rivers and streams are nearing capacity. Near steady rain has fallen in Macon County over the last two days—nearly four inches have been recorded here at the radio station. A flood watch remains in effect for southwestern North Carolina through Wednesday morning. Earlier today,…

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