Wreck knocks out traffic light on Sylva Road

Wreck knocks out traffic light on Sylva Road

A Sunday morning accident at the intersection of 441 North and East Main Street knocks out a traffic light. Details are limited at this time, but the wreck involving multiple cars, reportedly took out the pole holding the traffic signals causing the lights to fall onto the roadway around 11:15 a.m. The road had to…

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Closings and Delays for Tuesday 03/26

Closings and Delays for Tuesday 03/26

– Jackson County Schools: CLOSED – Southwestern Community College: CLOSED – Macon Program for Progress: LATE START – Great Beginnings Lutheran Pre-School: OPEN @ 9:30am

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Ramp diggers: USFS permit may be required

Ramp diggers: USFS permit may be required

Believe or not it is spring time, and that means ramps are turning up here in the mountains. This delicacy in many southern dishes can be found throughout the Nantahala National Forest, but the US Forest Service says they’ve seen a decline in ramp populations and other forest products such as ginseng. If numbers get…

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Kicking the habit, lung tests to be focus of March 26 Ladies Night Out

This month’s Ladies Night Out Program will be today in the cafeteria at Angel Medical Center. The topic will be Tobacco Cessation, which will include information on the effects of tobacco use and second hand smoke. The guest speaker will be Kim Watson, RN, CDE, Community Education/Cardiac Rehab, Angel Medical Center. Spirometry is the first…

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Macon’s jobless rate up sharply

The latest report out from the NC Department of Commerce indicates all of the state’s counties saw a rise in their unemployment rates for January. Here in Macon County, the rise was sharp—going up from 11 to 13.3 percent during the month. Dale West, with the Joblink Center in Franklin says the recent temporary layoff…

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Tanning Bill OK’d by NC House

A measure to keep minors out of tanning beds in North Carolina has passed the NC House and now heads to the Senate. What’s become known as the tanning bill would prohibit children under 18 from using a tanning bed. The legislation has drawn a mixed reaction. Health Professionals seem to be in favor of…

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