County reverts back to four-year revaluation cycle

Macon County property owners will soon receive tax bills based on new property valuations that were just completed by county officials. This revaluation process was delayed due to the recession, when property values took a nose dive. Now, county commissioners have scheduled the next round of revaluations. At their meeting Tuesday, the board voted unanimously…

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Angel implements visitor restrictions during flu season

Due to an increase in influenza (flu) activity throughout North Carolina, Mission Health asks that family and friends limit their visits to patients in the hospital. In particular, Mission Health suggests that children under age 12 and people who do not feel well should call patients rather than visit them at the hospital. Mission Health…

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Christmas comes to Historic Cowee School

Christmas comes to Historic Cowee School

This past Saturday, the Historic Cowee School Macon County Heritage Center presented the First Annual Cowee Christmas, a day filled with holiday fun offering something for everyone from young children to the young at heart. The center’s parking lot continued to be full throughout the day as the larger than expected crowd came out to…

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NC reports four deaths this flu season

State health officials say two adults have died from the flu in North Carolina, raising the state death toll during the flu season to four. The state Department of Health and Human Services reports the latest deaths involved one adult between the ages of 25 and 49, and another adult aged 65 and older. The…

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A new group from Macon becomes New Century Scholars

A new group from Macon becomes New Century Scholars

Sixty-three seventh-graders from throughout Southwestern Community College’s service area were inducted as New Century Scholars on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at Myers Auditorium on SCC’s Jackson Campus. Family members, close friends and supporters from their respective school districts cheered on the students as they received their certificates. The latest New Century Scholars will receive last-dollar tuition…

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Work to begin on Highlands Road truck turnaround in Feb.

In an effort to enhance mobility and improve safety for motorists in Macon County, the N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to add a truck turnaround and information station on U.S. 64/N.C. 28, near U.S. 23/U.S. 441/U.S. 64 in Franklin. Currently, large trucks are not allowed to use this section of U.S. 64/N.C.…

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