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When looking for a job, the Internet can be a great place to search. However, knowing how to search and what sites to look at can be overwhelming. To get advice and guidance, job seekers are invited to a one-hour workshop at the Macon County Public Library on Wednesday, March 4, at 1 p.m. One-on-one help will be available after the class, until 4 p.m.

As part of a partnership between the library and SCC's Educational Opportunities Department, SCC Employability instructor John Mitchell will offer a class at the library for job seekers on how to use the Internet to find and apply for a job. He will discuss not only specific websites and how to use them but also the best techniques for keeping track of your efforts and working efficiently on the search. This onehour class, which will be held in the library’s Board Room.

This workshop is free but space is limited, so reservations are strongly suggested. To reserve a space, or if you have questions, please call the Reference Desk at the Macon County Public Library at (828)524-3600.

In the past week, emergency personnel in Macon County and across western North Carolina have had their hands full with everything from a forest fire to vehicle accidents caused by an ice storm. Working around the clock to keep residents in Macon County safe, both paid and volunteer personnel have more than earned their keep this week.

"All of the emergency responders, both volunteer and career, are an asset to Macon County," said Warren Cabe, Macon County's Emergency Services Director. "Many of them were out late into the night with the recent round of severe weather while most people were safely at home and we really appreciate their efforts."

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With just a little rearranging and a few new walls, Macon County is in the process of making history. After Ashley Welch was elected as District Attorney for the 30th Judicial District last November, Macon officials decided it was important to establish office space for Welch in her home county.

When Welch, who represents the westernmost counties of North Carolina, was elected, she took over the reigns which included an office in Haywood County, which stands as the busiest office in the district. With Macon County being her home county, and in order to have better accessibility to far western counties such as Cherokee and Graham, officials got to work on finding space for Welch.

County Manager Derek Roland informed commissioners earlier this month that for just $1,000 and some rearranging, office space for Welch was available within the courthouse.

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