WNC gas prices jump

North Carolina drivers are paying more to fill up this spring. According to a new report the average price for gas in North Carolina has jumped 15 cents since March. The statewide average is at $3.53 a gallon, according to AAA Carolinas spokeswoman Angela Vogel-Day, who says the price hike is fairly typical in the…

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NCDOT stresses work zone safety with travel, construction increasing

NCDOT stresses work zone safety with travel, construction increasing

In conjunction with National Work Zone Awareness Week, which runs April 7-11, the N.C. Dept. of Transportation and law enforcement agencies across the state remind motorists to slow down and drive safely through North Carolina’s work zones. In 2013, more than 1,700 people were injured and 13 people were killed in work zone crashes in…

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Town approves lease for microbrewery

The town of Franklin officially accepted a lease/purchase offer on the former town hall property at their April 7 meeting. The deal allows Lazy Hiker, LLC to begin leasing the property with an option to purchase at a later date. The tenant’s plans for the old town hall to become a microbrewery led aldermen to…

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Telepsychiatry to benefit rural NC areas

Many rural areas, such as Macon County, struggle to find much-needed psychiatrists, but an emerging technology may soon help change that. The concept of telepsychiatry uses videoconferencing to allow a psychiatrist and patient to talk to and physically see each other through a video screen with a web camera and microphone. Mebane Rash — Director…

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With hunting and fishing seasons underway, stay safe outdoors

With hunting and fishing seasons underway, stay safe outdoors

The spring hunting and fishing seasons are underway here in the mountains and the North Carolina Wildlife Commission and U.S. Forest Service reminds you to stay safe while enjoying the outdoors. Turkey season began Saturday (April 5) in North Carolina. Youth season lasts through April 11, while the season for all hunters opens April 12…

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FHS boys claim track championship

The Franklin High School boys track team claimed the Western North Carolina Conference Championship held at North Henderson High on Wednesday. The team accumulated a total of 165.5 points in the conference meet. Franklin finished first in several events including the girls 400 meter, high jump, pole vault, discus throw and the boys 4 x…

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  • December 25, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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