Macon schools to see higher meal prices

Beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year, meal prices at Macon County Schools will be a bit higher. At their meeting Monday, the board of education approved a 10 cent increase for breakfast and lunches served at schools. The change will not impact reduced lunch prices, which will remain at 30 cents for breakfast and 40…

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N.C. blueberry crop abundant despite late freeze

N.C. blueberry crop abundant despite late freeze

A popular North Carolina berry is not only a healthy snack but is worth millions of dollars in value for the state. North Carolina is the 7th-largest producer of blueberries in the nation and experts are saying this season may be one of the best in years. A Marketing specialist with the North Carolina Department…

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George to head elections board

The Macon County Board of Elections has announced its new director According to a news statement,  Debbie George has been appointed as the Director of Elections for Macon County.  The post has been vacant since January, when former director Kim Bishop was placed on paid leave while during an embezzlement investigation. Bishop, since then, has…

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County budget passes

On Monday night, county commissioners voted unanimously to pass the 2014-2015 fiscal year budget. Macon County Manager Derek Roland explains the budget best prepares the county for uncertainties that may arise from next year’s property tax revaluations. “This brings the end to a process that represented a lot of hard work by department heads and…

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Your next trip to the DMV could be quicker

The NCDMV says they’re making visits shorter and more efficient, thanks to the acceptance of credit and debit cards at the state’s license plate agencies and state registration offices. The change has brought an easier, quicker way to pay registration renewals and vehicle property taxes. On May 30, soon after debit card collections had been…

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USFS: Enjoy waterfalls from a safe distance

As the official start of summer rapidly approaches, the U.S. Forest Service is urging visitors to the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests to practice waterfall safety. With temperatures rising and visitors flocking to mountain waterways to beat the heat, it’s tempting to cool off near a waterfall. However, waterfalls can be extremely dangerous. The best…

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