A new school year begins for Macon County students

Today marks the start of a new school year for Macon County students. Approximately 4,400 students are heading back to class this morning across the school district. School Superintendent Dr. Chris Baldwin says they’re eager to great the students for the 2014-2015 academic year. “We’re extremely excited about the first day of school and are…

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Judge: NC taxpayers shouldn’t fund private school tuition

A somewhat controversial program that would utilize North Carolina taxpayer funds to pay for private school tuition has been struck down. On Thursday, a Wake County judge ruled against the state’s new school voucher program, immediately ending the transfer of millions of public-education dollars to fund private schools. The judge found fault with the “Opportunity…

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School district announces personnel of the year

The Macon County School District announced its personnel of the year on Friday. Delaney Holloway, at South Macon Elementary was named the Teacher-of-the-Year; Scott Maslin at Macon Middle School was recognized as the district’s Principal-of-the-Year; and the Support-Person-of the-Year went to Laura Wooten, bookkeeper at Macon Middle School. Superintendent Chris Baldwin says these employees actively…

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Dillard House auctioning rentals to stave off debt

The Dillard House has now listed property on an internet auction site. Louise Dillard says it is only certain properties. “What is up for auction is the rental houses at Chalet Village, which are located on Hwy 246. It is not any of the Dillard House property, or Dillard House Restaurant.” Mrs. Dillard  says the…

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Brown resigns as Iotla-Valley principal

When the new school year begins Monday, Iotla-Valley will be under new leadership. It was announced Friday morning that Principal Gary Brown has decided to retire as of 5 p.m. August 22 and pursue another opportunity. School System Superintendent Dr. Chris Baldwin explained Brown’s decision to leave. “Mr. Brown is taking a position in Georgia.…

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Visitor spending rises in Macon County

Visitor spending rises in Macon County

Tourism related spending in Macon County rose nearly 4 percent in 2013—this according to N.C. Division of Tourism, Film, and Sports Development. The report on economic impact of travel for the state’s counties shows that nearly $141 million tourism-related dollars were spent in Macon County last year. That’s up 3.8 percent from 2012. Tourism generated…

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