N.C. Attorney General releases top 10 consumer complaints

N.C. Attorney General releases top 10 consumer complaints

In 2013, 19,865 consumers filed complaints with the Consumer Protection Division of Attorney General Roy Cooper’s Office. Cooper urged consumers to learn about common sources of complaints as a way to prevent problems in the future. “Don’t get fooled by common scams or rip offs,” Cooper warned. “Learn about common consumer problems so you can…

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High-speed chase ends in scuffle, arrest

A high speed chase up U.S. 23 North Thursday evening ends with injuries and the arrest of a Franklin man. According to SGT. Norville with the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the suspect, Austin Scott Groom, of Franklin took off on a motorcycle at a high rate of speed in front of State Trooper J.T. Gibbs…

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NC considering mileage tax

North Carolina transportation officials are considering a change that would tax drivers by the mile instead of raising the gas tax. On Wednesday, the DOT board listened to a presentation on implementing a per mileage tax for North Carolina drivers. The proposal would not eliminate the gas tax, but rather be an additional source of…

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Angel gets new CT scan technology

Angel gets new CT scan technology

Angel Medical Center has a new G E Optima 660 to provide the most advanced scans for our Radiology patients. The GE Optima 660 is the same type of scanner that was used in the Olympic Village, at the 2014, Olympics in Russia. Angel Medical Center’s Radiology patients will now have access to one of…

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Graham Co. biggest employer shutting down

A mountain county is facing some major layoffs after it was announced its biggest employer is closing. Stanley Furniture announced Tuesday that it would be shutting down its furniture plant in Robbinsville. The closing will mean about 400 job losses in Graham County, which has endured one of the highest unemployment rates in North Carolina.…

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Macon fire depts. tackle numerous brush fires

Windy conditions and low humidity over the past few days have sparked several out-of-control brush fires in Macon County. According to Macon County 911, fire departments were called out to six wildfires at various locations on Tuesday. Three additional brush fires were reported Wednesday and another fire early Thursday on Forest Service land. Fire officials…

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