Keeping N.C. roads safe a big effort

It’s been a busy week for emergency responders, DOT crews, and other personnel due to the snow and ice. Road clearing efforts have been statewide with 2,474 DOT employees responding to the winter weather. That includes 316 NCDOT trucks and 213 motor graders being used to remove ice and snow from the roads. In addition,…

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Make up days not neccesary yet for Macon Co. Schools

It’s not often that the first snow days for local schools come in mid-February, but that’s the case in Macon County this week. Now with four days being called off due to snow and ice, the school system has 25 instructional hours remaining before make up days must be scheduled. Superintendent Chris Baldwin says each…

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NCDOT makes progress clearing roads; black ice remains a concern

Crews with the N.C. Department of Transportation continue to clear snow and ice from roadways across the state, following the winter storm that hit much of North Carolina earlier this week. Interstate routes and other primary highways across the state are mostly clear, but with continued cold temperatures in the forecast, the potential for refreezing and black…

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County gets good audit report

Macon County received good news from its financial audit report for fiscal year 2014. The findings were presented to county commissioners at the February meeting by Ko Tang Cha- Moses of the auditing firm Martin, Starnes, and Associates. The firm issued the county the best opinion available for governmental unit and discovered no findings, questioned…

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Winter safety reminders from state Emergency Mgmt.

In the event you experience a power outage during this bitter cold snap, state Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry reminds you to be careful with other heating sources. “Please be careful and know what you’re doing. Don’t try to use charcoal inside of a structure; and be careful when burning wood and things like that.”…

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Conference basketball tournament cancelled

The winter weather has taken a toll on the Western North Carolina Athletic Conference basketball tournament scheduled for this week. Franklin High School was scheduled to take on Pisgah in round two tonight, but with more snow and ice expected, Pisgah’s Athletic Director has called off the tournament. Coaches did not want to play possible…

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Macon County Weather

Community Calendar

  • September 1, 2015 3:30 pmCOWEE FARMERS MARKET
  • 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
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