Help “Fill the Van” for stray dogs & cats

The Macon County Humane Society will host a “Fill the Van” event on Saturday, February 1 at the Westgate Shopping Plaza from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The humane society says the number of animals they are caring for has increased this winter and they need your help getting food and supplies to care for…

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Closings & Delays

Closings & Delays

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School officials narrow criteria for teacher pay raises

Macon County School Officials continue to develop criteria to select certain teachers for pay raises based on a new state law. The law calls 25 percent of each district’s educators to enter a four-year contract, receive a $500 a year pay increase, and forfeit their tenure. The only criteria for the teacher raises, according to…

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Roads improving, but drivers advised to use caution

Roads are beginning to return to normal after a blast of winter weather left highways frozen for a good part of the week. On Wednesday, Macon County DOT began clearing secondary roads. Temperatures are expected to warm up over the next few days to help melt away the remaining snow and ice. The winter weather…

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Sheriff to locate officer at Nantahala School

State grant funds combined with county dollars will shore up a School Resource Officer at the Nantahala K-12 School in Macon County. The board of commissioners approved a motion to supplement the grant funds at their mid-year review held Saturday. During the board’s retreat, Macon County Sheriff Robbie Holland informed commissioners his office had obtained…

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NC recommends winter safety kit for residents

NC recommends winter safety kit for residents

This week, winter weather has impacted a majority of North Carolina and state safety officials remind residents it’s important to be ready for events that could trigger power outages. Julia Jarema with the Department of Public Safety says being prepared for the cold can save a life. “Make sure you have an extra fuel supply…

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  • November 13, 2013 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
  • July 30, 2014Save Our Children-Save Our World, feat. Josh McDowell
  • July 31, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • August 1, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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