Plane out of Macon Co. crashes after refueling stop in Ga.

WJAX-TV is reporting a single-engine airplane that left the Macon County Airport crashed Tuesday afternoon in Ware County, Ga. after stopping to refuel. The plane, piloted by 63-year-old Debasish Banerjee, of Sylva, was attempting to take off from a taxiway he thought was a runway. The pilot, after committing to takeoff, swerved into a dirt…

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Special enrollment period offers second chance for health insurance

Through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) tax-filing special enrollment period, uninsured North Carolinians have from March 15 to April 30 to purchase a health insurance plan through the Marketplace. The special enrollment period allows those who were unaware of the fine for not having health insurance the opportunity to enroll in health coverage for 2015.…

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Commissioners receive noise ordinance, set public hearing

After being hashed out over numerous planning board meetings during the past six months, the Macon County Commissioners were officially presented with the final draft of a proposed county nuisance ordinance. Planners were tasked with creating the ordinance mainly to deal with a growing number of complaints from citizens of disturbing noise. Planning Board Chairman…

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Franklin Main Street Program goes inactive; Town to step in for festivals

The Board of Directors of the Franklin Main Street Program voted Wednesday (March 11) to place the program on inactive status. The Franklin Main Street Program Board of Directors include Christine Basey, Judy Chapman, Joyce Handley, Ken Murphy and Sissy Pattillo. “At this point, I feel it would be the right time for the Board…

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Macon Young Author State Winners

Macon Young Author State Winners

A group of Macon County students were recognized at the recent board of education meeting for winning on the state level of a writing contest. This year the Western Mountains Reading Council received about 150 entries for is annual Young Author Contest; of those entries 20 were sent on to the next round at the…

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Health Officials: Norovirus remains prevalent

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is urging vigilance and awareness surrounding Norovirus, a contagious intestinal illness, that remains prevalent through March. Norovirus is extremely infectious and can spread quickly in closed places like daycare centers, nursing homes and schools. The virus is primarily passed on via physical contact with contaminated food,…

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Macon County Weather

Community Calendar

  • September 5, 2015 8:00 amMACON COUNTY SR. GAMES FLEA MARKET
  • September 5, 2015 10:00 amAL-ANON MEETING
  • September 8, 2015 10:00 amRED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
  • September 8, 2015 3:30 pmCOWEE FARMERS MARKET
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