Your next trip to the DMV could be quicker

The NCDMV says they’re making visits shorter and more efficient, thanks to the acceptance of credit and debit cards at the state’s license plate agencies and state registration offices. The change has brought an easier, quicker way to pay registration renewals and vehicle property taxes. On May 30, soon after debit card collections had been…

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USFS: Enjoy waterfalls from a safe distance

As the official start of summer rapidly approaches, the U.S. Forest Service is urging visitors to the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests to practice waterfall safety. With temperatures rising and visitors flocking to mountain waterways to beat the heat, it’s tempting to cool off near a waterfall. However, waterfalls can be extremely dangerous. The best…

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Woman injured at Cullasaja Falls

A woman, in her mid-40s, was rescued from Cullasaja Falls on Saturday afternoon after she fell several feet. Cullasaja Gorge Fire & Rescue was called out at approximately 2:30 p.m. to retrieve the woman, who was not local,  after she slipped on a rock and dropped about ten feet.  She landed on a river bank …

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N.C. Insurance Chief: Good Driver bill bad deal for motorists

Supporters of the Good Driver Discount Bill say the legislation would allow insurance companies to offer new discounts that are not currently available, but the state’s insurance chief says it’s a bad move. Wayne Goodwin, the North Carolina Insurance Commissioner, has been speaking out against the legislative proposal. “If this proposal passes, I am certain…

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Duke increases incentive for appliance recycling

Got an old refrigerator or freezer that’s just taking up space? Consider Duke Energy’s appliance recycling program which the company says will help you take control of energy costs, earn extra cash and support a cleaner environment. Participants in the program receive a newly increased $50 incentive, formerly $30, for recycling an outdated refrigerator or…

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Chamber welcomes Cowee Farmers Market

Chamber welcomes Cowee Farmers Market

The Franklin Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of The Cowee Farmers Market located at the old Cowee School, now the Macon County Heritage Center, off NC 28 N in Franklin. The Cowee Farmers Market will be open every Tuesday through October from 3:30 until 7:00.  The market just…

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  • March 5, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • March 6, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • March 12, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • March 13, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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