Press photo/Will Woolever - Macon County Historical Museum curator Robert Shook explains the history behind Civil War artifacts in the museum’s collection. The museum will unveil a new exhibit – an original 19th century log cabin – next door to its building in November.

Museum reopens with new exhibit

The Macon County Historical Museum has opened its doors again and will soon be getting a new exhibit. Just a few weeks after receiving permission to reopen under the state’s Phase 2.5 social distancing guidelines, the museum is planning to unveil…

Macon schools weigh options

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Gov. Roy Cooper has given his blessing for students in kindergarten through fifth grade to return to full-time, in-person instruction.

Earthquake shakes Macon

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Macon County residents had their quiet Sunday morning shaken when an 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck near Sparta, 230 miles away.

Pandemic sows doubt for seniors

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As the COVID-19 pandemic transforms the fall 2020 sports season, it has left players, staff and officials uncertain as to what this year’s changes may mean.