N.C. health officials update Ebola protocols

Health officials in North Carolina are updating their protocol as more information is coming out concerning the Ebola virus. State Epidemiologist Doctor Megan Davies says that ongoing education includes protecting healthcare workers treating cases, in particular when putting on and removing protective gear. Davies says they have reached out to some third-party contractors concerning decontaminating…

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N.C. gas prices fall to lowest point in nearly four years

A bit of good news for Macon County drivers: gas prices have reached their lowest mark in nearly four years and analysts say they should continue to drop. Some stations in the Franklin area are reporting $3.07 for a gallon of regular gas—that’s just slightly above the statewide average of $3 a gallon. Tiffany Wright,…

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Catamounts start 5-2 for first time since 1976

The Western Carolina Catamount football team improves to 5-2 and 3-0 in the Southern Conference after a 35-21 win at Mercer (5-3, 1-3) on Saturday. The last time WCU started a season at 5-2 was 1976, and 1994 was the last time the Cats started 3-0 in the SoCon. On Saturday, October 25, Western Carolina…

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County to help procure $100k grant for Hospice House

A project started in 2004 continues to move closer to a reality after county commissioners agree to assist the Hospice House Foundation of WNC in procuring a $100,000 grant. The foundation asked the county to apply for the Building Reuse Grant made by possible by the North Carolina Department of Commerce. At the commission’s October…

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WNC man gets prison time for illegal hunting activities

A spree of illegal hunting activities in the Nantahala National Forests leads to prison time for a western North Carolina man. On Friday in federal court, 35-year-old David Chadwick Crisp of Graham Co., was sentenced to 20 months in prison by Judge Dennis L. Howell after pleading guilty to six offenses. Crisp also pleaded guilty…

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Teen pregancies down in Macon County, report says

North Carolina’s teen pregnancy rate fell 11% last year, hitting a record low for a 6th consecutive year, according to new data provided by the North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics. In Macon County, teen pregnancies dropped 25 percent from 2012 to 2013, with 33 pregnancies reported last year among the county’s 15-19 year…

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