SCC Small Business Center Ranked in Top 10 in NC

Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center has helped many small businesses succeed over the years; whether they were just starting out or established for decades. So many businesses have been helped that SCC’s Small Business Center has been ranked among the top 10 in NC. This success is due to the passion and dedication of SCC’s Small Business Center director […]

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Community Development Council Holds Awards Dinner, Names People of the Year

Last week, the Macon County Community Development Council held their annual awards dinner. Every year, the dinner is held to honor community development organizations, and what they have accomplished during the year. The Macon County Cooperative Extension facilitates the Community Development program, and Alan Durden, with the Cooperative extension says that the dinner is always a great way to see […]

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Board of Health Releases Agenda Ahead of Meeting

The Macon County Board of Health has released their agenda for their upcoming meeting. Two items are on the agenda under the Old Business section, including closing out the Fiscal Year 17 budget, as well as the Quarterly Budget update for the board. Under New Business are several different items including, an Annual Review of Health Director Jim Bruckner’s job […]

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Franklin Preps for Annual PumpkinFest Taking Place Saturday

Downtown Franklin is gearing up for the 21st Annual PumpkinFest to be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The centerpiece event of PumpkinFest is the World Famous PumpkinRoll, seeing who can roll a pumpkin the greatest distance down Phillips Street and vying for bragging rights and the $100 grand prize. Sign up for the […]

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Sylva PD Arrests 4 as Part of Break-in Investigations

From the Sylva PD: “The Sylva Police Department has arrested four people in the last week, as part of an ongoing investigation into recent break-ins of businesses, vehicles and a home. Police arrested Joseph Willard Mathis, 22, of 33 Saturn Lane of Sylva. He is charged with breaking and entering; larceny from a building; possession of stolen property/goods and safecracking. […]

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SCC to Host Seminar to Help Build Personal Credit

Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will be offering a credit seminar from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23, at SCC’s Jackson Campus. The seminar, entitled, “Building Good Personal Credit,” will focus on the many factors that make up credit scoring and how to overcome negative credit issues that impact your credit rating. Learn about the unseen costs […]

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Bus Drivers to See Pay Increase

School Bus Drivers in Macon County are going to see a pay increase which  are part of the $16.8 million provision in the state budget passed by the North Carolina General Assembly and increases the average pay for state bus drivers by 8 percent.  Each day the Macon County School System transports over 2,000 students daily on 52 school buses […]

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Macon Commissioners Give Go-Ahead for South Macon Elementary Expansion

At their October monthly meeting, the Macon County Board of Commissioners gave the go ahead to move forward with a much-needed addition to South Macon Elementary School. With the 20-year-old elementary school operating at full capacity for the last several years, the county commissioners cast their support in agreement with the school board that the time has come to begin […]

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