Drug take-back events planned in Macon County

Drug take-back events planned in Macon County

On a daily basis, law enforcement in Macon County and across North Carolina fight prescription drug abuse, which is on the rise. Now—Macon County residents can help keep those drugs out of the wrong hands by safely disposing of unwanted medicines this Saturday. In conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Macon County Sheriff’s Office…

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Fall color predictions improve for WNC

The forecast for fall color here in the mountains has gotten a little brighter—after biology professor and foliage expert Dr. Kathy Mathews revises her prediction for leaf changes. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that Mathews, a Western Carolina University Professor, says relatively dry conditions over the last month, along with cooling temperatures, have improved the outlook.…

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BOE votes for upgrades at schools

Additional capital improvements throughout the Macon County School System got approval from the school board at their meeting held Monday. The board approved to replace the sinks and vanities at Cartoogechaye and South Macon at a cost not to exceed $6,000. Also $2,840  was allocated to complete the fire alarm panel replacement at Macon Middle…

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Enterovirus cases confirmed in N.C.

A respiratory virus in children that’s been sweeping the nation is now in North Carolina; Health officials have confirmed six cases of Enterovirus  D-68 have been found in the state. Dr. Zack Moore with the Division of Public Health says those most at risk for Enterovirus D-68 are children and those with existing respiratory issues…

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New principal named at Iotla-Valley

The Macon County Board of Education has selected a new principal for Iotla-Valley Elementary. Following an executive session at the board’s meeting held Monday night in Highlands, the school board approved Michelle Bell to become the new principal. Bell will transfer from her role as assistant principal at Mountain View Intermediate to principal at Iotla-Valley.…

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Forest Service begins rockslide repair on Rainbow Springs Road

The U.S. Forest Service will begin repairing a large section of Rainbow Springs Road (FS# 437) beginning Sept. 29, 2014. The agency expects to reopen the road no later than Dec. 22. The work will be conducted in the Nantahala Ranger District, Nantahala National Forest. Four miles of Rainbow Springs Rd. will be closed from…

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Macon County Weather

Community Calendar

  • March 29, 2015 6:00 pmGOSPEL SINGING
  • March 30, 2015 8:00 amRELAY FOR LIFE EASTER BASKET SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER
  • April 2, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • April 3, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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