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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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Nicky ListThe Macon County Sheriff's Department is seeking help locating Franklin resident Nicky List.

List, who is identified as a 26-year-old white male, is wanted by the MCSO on charges that include felony breaking and entering, felony larceny, felony larceny after a breaking and entering, felony probation violation, and felony interfering with an electronic monitoring device.

List was serving a probation sentence after being convicted of several local break-ins last March, but cut off his electronic monitoring device last week and is currently on the run from law enforcement officers.

According to the North Carolina Department of Corrections, List was released from incarceration in December and was placed on parole, which is scheduled to end in August 2015. He was given a concurrent probation sentence for his charges and was expected to serve a total of 30 months of supervised probation.

Anyone with information to List's whereabouts are asked to call 911 or contact Macon County Crime stoppers at (828)349-2600.

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