Rural counties getting another $15 million for broadband

After years of frustration, much of Macon County may soon have access to high-speed internet, and the expansion could continue thanks to a $15 million grant from the state. HB387 passed the Senate on Tuesday, and bill co-sponsor Rep. Kevin Corbin said he expects the governor to sign it. There is no...

Help available for ACA enrollment


Open enrollment opens Nov. 1 for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, and there is help available in negotiating the various levels of coverage and pricing.

Nantahala River reopens

The Nantahala River in the Nantahala Gorge has reopened to the public for all uses. A technical team assessed the river for potential hazards from the recent landslides yesterday, Tuesday, Sept. 3, and did not find any areas of concern. The team included U.S. Forest Service staff and partners with...