Macon fire depts. tackle numerous brush fires

Windy conditions and low humidity over the past few days have sparked several out-of-control brush fires in Macon County. According to Macon County 911, fire departments were called out to six wildfires at various locations on Tuesday. Three additional brush fires were reported Wednesday and another fire early Thursday on Forest Service land. Fire officials…

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Car seat safety clinic Saturday

Car seat safety clinic Saturday

Local law enforcement officers along with Angel Medical Center and Safe Kids NC have teamed up to host Buckle Up, Baby! to provide families in western North Carolina with the opportunity to get their car seat check by certified car seat technicians. The Buckle Up, Baby! Event will be held at two locations in Macon…

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Highlands district candidates speak at forum

Highlands district candidates speak at forum

The May 6th Primary will be a pivotal point for many Republican candidates, including the race for the county commission post in Highlands. Republicans John Shearl and incumbent commissioner Jim Tate will square off for the bid to run in the November Election. Both candidates shared their vision for the county at Saturday’s forum. Shearl,…

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Two charged with burglary crimes

A string of burglary charges land two local residents behind bars earlier this week. Arrest Reports filed by the Sheriff’s Office indicate that 30-year-old Phyllis Rena Garrison and 25-year-old Nicky Lee List were detained on March 31 and charged with felony counts of second degree burglary. Additional charges for the suspects include felony counts of…

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Panther baseball team ends losing streak

The Franklin Panther baseball team snapped a seven-game losing skid with a big win at East Henderson Tuesday night. The Panthers drove in 14 runs and held the Eagles to 8. Franklin will try to make it two in a row when they return home in their next game on Friday. They’ll host North Henderson…

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Report reveals what it takes to pay rent in Macon County

Rent is continuing to increase across North Carolina, a more people enter the rental market rather than buying a home. Carley Ruff, Policy Director at the North Carolina Housing Coalition, says the housing wage constitutes how much a person has to make per hour to afford rent at the end of the month. “In North…

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