Candidates begin filing for school board election

Two seats on the Macon County Board of Education will be up for election this fall, and shortly after the filing period opened Monday, two declared candidacy. Former teacher and coach Fred Goldsmith has filed to run for the District IV seat, currently held by Gary Shields. Incumbent Tommy Cabe has also filed for re-election…

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Man charged with indecent exposure

A bizarre incident in Macon County ends with the arrest of a local man. According to an arrest report, deputies detained 30-year-old Mark Manning Self, of Franklin, on June 2 after an incident at the parking area at the intersection of Sanderstown Road and Highway 28. A warrant indicates that Self allegedly exposed his genitals…

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Carenet to focus on helping clients achieve financial freedom

As Macon County’s faith-based food pantry Carenet continues to serve those in need, leaders of the ministry say they want uncover reasons many are living in poverty. Carenet Executive Director Shaina Adkins explains the board and staff partners are collaborating to better identify the root cause of poverty—especially among Carenet clients. “In charity, people try…

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REACH seeks town assistance for new shelter

A local organization continues to seek help from the community to meet what they say is an urgent need. REACH of Macon County has launched a fundraising campaign to raise $302,000, which would assist them in obtaining a major grant to make a new and larger domestic violence shelter a reality. REACH President Bonnie Peggs…

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SCC calls on Macon to return funding to Jackson Campus

As Macon County Commissioners move closer to adopting the 2014-2015 budget, before the upcoming property revaluations, some are asking the county to rethink portions of the budget cuts. Southwestern Community College Officials met with the commission at a recent budget workshop to discuss the $200,000 cut from Macon County’s budget that had been funding operations…

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Appalachian Medical Mission brings free healthcare to WNC

Mountain residents struggling to afford healthcare can take advantage of free services through a project from the Appalachian Care Medical Mission. Registration for free medical services will be at the First Baptist Church of Bryson City through June 12. The Appalachian Care Medical Mission is a culmination of two years of planning, coordinating, and organizing…

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Community Calendar

  • December 18, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • December 19, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • December 25, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • December 26, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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