Community-wide effort aimed to increase physical activity in Macon Co.

Community-wide effort aimed to increase physical activity in Macon Co.

Macon County Public Health’s Healthy Carolinians Coalition is kicking off a new community-wide initiative to get Maconians more active. Kickoff events for the walking program, known as Leading the Way to Wellness, will begin Saturday, April 26 at 8:30 a.m. at Franklin’s town hall or in Highlands at the town hall at 11 a.m. on…

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N.C. jobless rate continued improving last month

North Carolina’s unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent in March as employers added more than 20,000 new jobs across the state, according to data released Friday by the state Department of Commerce. The new jobs mean North Carolina saw the second largest increase in employment in the nation, while the state’s unemployment rate is at…

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FUMC to hold drive-through prayer

FUMC to hold drive-through prayer

The First United Methodist Church will be celebrating National Day of Prayer on May 1 with “Drive Through Prayer” from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The event will be held in the lower parking lot of the church at the corner of Main Street and Harrison Avenue. The community is invited for one-on-one private prayer.…

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Improvements and new name slated for Macon Co. community building

Built in 1973, the Macon County Community building has proven to be a valuable asset for local citizens over the years—and now it’s got a new name and is slated to get a few improvements. The board of commissioners recently voted to officially name the facility as the Robert C. Carpenter Community Building in honor…

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Macon Deputies charge FL woman with ID theft

A 37-year-old woman from Pompano, Fl, has been arrested by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office on multiple charges including identity theft. According to an arrest report, the suspect, Assunta Lucia D’amato, was arrested April 4 and charged with three felony counts of identity theft. Additionally, she was charged with three felony counts of financial card…

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WCU working to migitate ‘Heartbleed’ internet security flaw

The Division of Information Technology at Western Carolina University continues to work to mitigate the risk of a significant Internet security bug known as “Heartbleed” on campus computing systems, and will be issuing communication soon to students, faculty and staff regarding additional measures, including the changing of passwords, to ensure the safe usage of campus…

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  • October 30, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • October 31, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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