Town discussing new way to recoup lost revenue

After facing a hefty loss in revenue stemming from a new law that axed privilege licenses, the town of Franklin is talking about another approach to make up the lost funds. At the November town board meeting, town attorney John Henning Jr. presented Aldermen with a draft Business License Ordinance that would charge up to…

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More than 100 violations in Macon during Halloween Booze It & Lose It

More than 100 traffic and criminal violations were issued on Macon County roads during the Halloween Booze It & Lose It traffic safety campaign, which spanned October 31 through November 2. Included in those violations were 2 DWIs, 32 seatbelt citations, 2 drug violations, 1 fugitive arrest, 24 speeding tickets, 2 charged for driving without…

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Forest Service helping disabled access recreation sites in WNC

The U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina are helping disabled hunters and anglers find accessible areas to enjoy the great outdoors. The agency has posted accessible hunting and fishing fact sheets for the Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie, and Croatan national forests. The fact sheets are posted on the agency’s website, www.fs.usda.gov/nfsnc, click on hunt…

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Panthers begin playoffs with Wilkes Central

The Franklin Panther football team will open the state playoffs tonight at the Panther Pit as they take on Wilkes Central. The Panthers wrapped up an unbeaten regular season last Friday with a dominating 49-7 win over the Tuscola Mountaineers. But tonight, a new season begins in the playoffs. The Panthers, at 11-0, are a…

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Veterans honored in Macon

Veterans honored in Macon

Maconians filled town square in Franklin Tuesday morning to honor and thank service men and women as part of Veterans Day events, which included a parade. South Macon Elementary fourth grader Meg Bruner helped open the ceremony with a stunning rendition of the National Anthem and invocation was given by Rev. Steve Reeves. The special…

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Commerce Secretary plans Franklin visit

North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker will visit the Franklin area on Friday, November 14 to speak with business leaders and community members. Secretary Decker will share remarks during a breakfast at the Macon Bank Corporate Center and will then tour local businesses Drake Software, Tektone, and DuoTech Services.

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