Meadows picked by Obama for UN post

North Carolina District 11 Representative Mark Meadows has been nominated by President Obama to be a Representative of the United States to the Sixty-Eighth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. Shortly after his nomination Meadows said in a news release: “I am honored to have been selected as a congressional delegate to…

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N.C. senator calls for elmination of state income tax

The tax reform package passed this year will mean a reduced income tax for North Carolinians, but one state senator wants the income tax eliminated completely. Republican Senator Bob Rucho, of Mecklenberg County, said this week his goal is to scrap the income tax and greatly reduce the corporate tax to make North Carolina one…

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County split on airport funding

County split on airport funding

The Macon County Airport, one of 76 general aviation facilities in North Carolina, is set to receive a nearly $3 million grant for runway improvements from federal, state, and local funds. On Tuesday night, Macon County Commissioners approved $290,556 from county coffers as a 10 percent local match to the $2.6 million grant from the…

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AAA: Seatbelt usage declines in N.C.

North Carolina, once a leader in seat belt usage, saw vehicle restraint usage drop statewide last year while South Carolina drivers and passengers buckled up more often. North Carolina’s buckle-up rate fell to 87.5% in 2012, down from 89.5% in 2011—this according to the National Occupant Protection Use Survey. Angela Vogel Daley, AAA Carolinas spokesperson,…

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Police nab three with counterfeiting tools

Three Charlotte men were arrested by Franklin Police this week charged with possessing counterfeiting tools. According to arrest reports, the suspects, 20-year-old Melvin Felton Butts, 25-year-old Tonney Horatio Kerbay, and 21-year-old Tamba Poindoe, were detained on Monday each charged with felony counts of possessing 5+ counterfeit instruments and attempting to obtain property by false pretenses.…

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Salute to Veterans this Friday

The Franklin High School Booster Club will present a Salute to Veterans this Friday evening prior to the football game at the Panther Pit against Swain County. The event, which pays tribute to all military service men and women, will begin at 6:30 p.m. All veterans will be honored and recognized, with World War II…

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  • April 21, 2014 6:00 pm"HIS TABLE" FREE DINNER
  • April 26, 2014 8:00 amKYLE MORGAN BENEFIT
  • April 28, 2014 6:00 pm"HIS TABLE" FREE DINNER
  • April 30, 2014 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
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