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


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


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


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.