Forest Service to begin next phase of land management revision

The next phase of revision of the Land and Resource Management Plan for the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests is underway. U.S. Forest Service officials say they’ve receive a large amount of public input since the assessment of the plan began in 2012—with many comments coming from Macon County citizens. As the next phase of…

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Movie promotion could be big for Carenet

Movie promotion could be big for Carenet

Ruby Cinemas, Macon Bank, and Macon County Carenet are collaborating on a promotion this month that could result in some big help for the local food pantry. On Saturday, March 22, and Tuesday, March 25, Ruby Cinemas will feature limited screenings of the film God’s Not Dead as part of the fundraiser. “The trailer for…

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Applications accepted for 2nd MCSO Citizens Academy

Applications accepted for 2nd MCSO Citizens Academy

Applications for the second annual Citizens Academy are being accepted by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office. Residents who want to learn more and get an inside look at the Sheriff’s Office operations can sign up for the academy, which beings April 3 and runs for 10 consecutive weeks. Classes will be on Thursdays from 6-8…

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Panther baseball team hoping for improved season

The Franklin Panther Varsity baseball is off to a solid start this season and will open up conference play tonight at Brevard at 7 p.m. The Panthers (3-2) have already won half as many games as they did last year with an inexperienced team. “There was a lot of talk about only winning six games…

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Macon Cooperative Extension 2013 Impact

Macon Cooperative Extension 2013 Impact

Now—in its 100th year—the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Program continues to make a big impact in Macon County and across the state. County Extension Director Alan Durden presented the 2013 impact report of the Macon County’s Cooperative Extension program to county commissioners at Tuesday’s meeting. The NC Cooperative Extension program is an extension of NC…

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Duke seeks proposals for local stream improvement projects

Duke seeks proposals for local stream improvement projects

The Riparian Habitat Enhancement Fund Advisory Board is requesting proposals for riparian habitat enhancement projects in the watershed and tailwaters of Duke Energy’s Nantahala Area hydroelectric projects. The Riparian Habitat Enhancement Fund results from a commitment Duke Energy made as part of relicensing the company’s hydroelectric projects in the Nantahala region. The fund is worth…

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