Local DOT crews begin work on secondary roads

On Wednesday, Macon County DOT Crews started expanding road-clearing efforts onto secondary routes throughout the county. However, with temperatures expected to drop again this evening and tonight, DOT Supervisor Jim Ashe urges residents not to travel unless absolutely necessary. “If the roads don’t dry out, there will be ice tonight,” said Ashe. “Unless it’s an…

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MCSO seeks more funds for undercover drug buys, new patrol cars

MCSO seeks more funds for undercover drug buys, new patrol cars

During his presentation to the Macon County Board of County Commissioners at their mid-year work session held Saturday at the SCC Macon Campus, Sheriff Robbie Holland presented  projects he would be requesting in the upcoming budget. Holland told commissioners he will be asking for five to six new patrol cars. County commissioners voted several years…

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Part of WNC DOT force dispatched to Eastern NC

While N.C. Department of Transportation crews continue clearing snow and ice in western North Carolina, about 10 percent of the region’s resources, including personnel and equipment, traveled to the eastern part of the state where more than a foot of snow was expected. Substantial forces will remain in each western North Carolina division, where some…

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NC jobless rate improves five straight months

For the fifth consecutive month, North Carolina’s jobless rate has improved—this according to numbers out this week from the state department of commerce. The rate fell half a percent from 7.4 in November to 6.9 in December. North Carolina’s December 2013 unemployment rate was 2.5 percentage points lower than a year ago. The state added…

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Winter Weather headed to WNC

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Macon and surrounding counties effective at 10 a.m. this morning through midnight. Forecasters say snow is likely in the area today, and one to two inches of accumulation is possible. The impending winter weather means the NC DOT trucks will be out in force.…

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Holly Springs house fire

Franklin Fire and Rescue battled a structure fire Friday morning that destroyed a portion of a Holly Springs home. According to the Franklin Fire Chief Warren Cabe, crews were paged to the fire at 86 Hollyview Circle at approximately 10 a.m. Chief Cabe says the fire was contained to a bedroom, but that room was…

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