Bill would change traffic law in N.C.

Lawmakers in the North Carolina General Assembly are looking at a bill that would allow motorists to get around slow moving vehicles by allowing passing on double yellow lines. If a vehicle in front of a driver is going less than half the posted speed limit, then passing would be permitting, but one motorist group…

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Census estimates show slight population increase in Macon

Annual population estimates out from the U.S. Census Bureau show a slight increase in the population for Macon County. According to the Census report, Macon County saw an estimated increase of 96 residents from 2013 to 2014. That translates to just a .3 percent increase bringing the total population from 33,779 to 33,875. Jackson County…

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School calendar bills get no consideration from General Assembly

Although school officials took action at Monday’s March meeting of the Macon County Board of Education and have adopted the calendar for the 2015-16 school year, the decision didn’t come without frustration. The Macon County School system is one of many school systems in the state asking for local control to be given to school…

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Restaurant contest to highlight best of North Carolina on local menus

Restaurant contest to highlight best of North Carolina on local menus

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is launching a new contest for restaurants that use locally sourced ingredients on their menus. The “Dig into Local” Best Menu NC contest is part of an expanding array of foodservice programs offered by the department through its Got to Be NC and Savor NC marketing programs.…

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Mustangs clip Panthers on the diamond

The Battle of Cowee Mountain on the baseball diamond on Friday was won in a close game by the Smoky Mountain Mustangs. Smoky Mountain edged out Franklin by a final of 8-7. The Mustangs went up early, but a big second inning for Franklin tied the game at 7; however, Smoky was able to punch…

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County approves secure exit for attorneys

Licensed attorneys working at the Macon County Courthouse will now have a more secure option for leaving the building following the outcome of a trial. The new security measure was approved by county commissioners at their March Meeting after the county attorney Chester Jones explained he received a call of concern from Senior Resident Superior…

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Macon County Weather

Community Calendar

  • September 5, 2015 8:00 amMACON COUNTY SR. GAMES FLEA MARKET
  • September 5, 2015 10:00 amAL-ANON MEETING
  • September 8, 2015 10:00 amRED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
  • September 8, 2015 3:30 pmCOWEE FARMERS MARKET
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