Veterans flock to Stand Down


The Robert C. Carpenter Community was packed to the brim with veterans and volunteers on Thursday during the sixth annual Smoky Mountains Veteran Stand Down.

Parts of Macon in severe drought


Severe drought has emerged in parts in Western North Carolina, including Macon County after months of record heat and below-average rainfall, according to a federal drought map released Thursday. <

Pop-up food banks aiming to fill gap


The Macon Program for Progress and MANNA Food Bank teamed up for another pop-up food bank on Monday and, just like before, they had no trouble giving away all the food they brought in.