Macon County Public Health Schedules Flu Shot Clinics

Macon County Public Health has scheduled a series of seasonal influenza vaccination clinics at locations in Franklin and Highlands. This year, seasonal influenza vaccine provides protection against three strains of influenza, including H1N1. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a yearly flu vaccine. Children under 9 years of […]

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Police Blotter

The Macon County Sheriff’s office arrested Hank Jason Rowe, age 47, August 26, 2012. Rowe, an Otto resident, was charged with attempting to obtain property by false pretenses, resisting a public officer, and filing a false police report. Rowe’s court date is set for September 24, 2012 and he is currently being held with a $6,000 bond. ***  The Macon […]

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Principal, teacher and support persons-of-the year announced

Three members of the Macon County School System were recognized Monday for earning one of the top honors in the district. The board of education recognized Tolly Bowles at South Macon Elementary as the 2011-2012 Principal of the Year. Bowles, who was been in the school system since 1995 and has served as South Macon’s Principal since 2003, said he […]

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Beale named first vice president of NC County Commissioners

Macon County Commissioner Ronnie Beale was sworn in as First Vice President of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) on Saturday, Aug. 18, during the Association’s 105th Annual Conference, which was held in Wake County. As NCACC First Vice President, Beale will work closely with the other members of the NCACC Executive Committee to guide the NCACC Board […]

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NC-11 candidate Meadows in RNC spotlight

A western North Carolina Congressional hopeful got to spend a few minutes in the National Spotlight Tuesday at the Republican National Convention. Mark Meadows of Cashiers, who is running for the District 11 spoke briefly during the opening portions of the convention in Tampa. Meadows addressed several issues including dependence on government, standing by Israel and religious freedom. “We have […]

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Man charged with burglary

A Macon County man was taken to jail Sunday accused of burglary and related crimes. According to arrest reports filed by the Sheriff’s Office, Jorge Cornejo Garcia, of Franklin, was charged with felony counts of second degree burglary, larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen property. Garcia’s bond was set at $15,000 and he is expected to appear […]

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Road Construction halted for Labor Day

Beginning this Friday afternoon most highway construction across North Carolina will be put on hold for the Labor Day weekend. The NCDOT says they want to help motorists save time and money by avoiding traffic delays. Nearly all construction projects along interstate, N.C. and U.S. routes will be suspended beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, until 9 a.m., […]

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School Board to review superintendent applications

The Superintendent Survey Results were presented by Leanne Winner at Monday night’s Macon County Board of Education meeting. Eighty-eight people in the community and the 243 members of staff, which include principals, teachers, etc., took a survey on the qualities that they would like for their next superintendent to possess. The Board was asked by winner to give their opinions […]

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Will re-districting tip the race for Shuler’s seat?

How much of a factor will the recently re-drawn Congressional District maps in North Carolina impact the race to fill Representative Heath Shuler’s seat this fall? The western North Carolina district now includes four counties in the Lenoir, Hickory and Morganton areas, which some say it could give the Republican contender for District 11 a bit of an advantage. That […]

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