N.C. reports additional flu deaths

The number of flu-associated death has risen in North Carolina. State health officials now say 84 people have died from the flu this season. Some new research is showing that building immunity to the flu may go beyond this year’s flu shot. Dr. Micah McClain, an infectious diseases expert at Duke University Medical Center, says…

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Meadows proposes day to honor first responders

Meadows proposes day to honor first responders

Representative Mark Meadows (NC-11) has introduced a House resolution to annually designate October 28th as “Honoring the Nation’s First Responders Day” and a national holiday. The western North Carolina Congressman said in a news statement, “The idea for this commemorative day came directly from a constituent of the 11th District. He believes, like I do,…

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Franklin, Bandys to battle for Western Regional Championship

The Franklin Lady Panther basketball team is heading back to UNC-Greensboro’s Fleming Gymnasium to play for the Western Regional Championship Saturday afternoon. The Franklin girls pulled off a thrilling win Tuesday in the fourth round against East Rutherford and are now preparing to take on Bandys High School tomorrow. The Lady Panthers are 24-3 on…

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Town adds new residential uses to commercial zones

Franklin’s commercially-zoned districts will now be more open to residential development after the town approves some new permitted uses. At the March 3 meeting, aldermen unanimously adopted changes to town’s Unified Development Ordinance that adds additional permitted uses in C2 zones as well as C1SU and C2SU zones, which require a special use permit. The…

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Hatchery-supported trout waters closed for restocking

Hatchery-supported trout waters closed for restocking

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has closed about 1,000 miles of Hatchery Supported Trout Waters to allow Commission personnel to stock the waters in preparation for opening day, which is April 5. This year, the Wildlife Commission will stock approximately 907,000 trout — 96 percent of which average 10 inches in length, with the other…

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Report: Child poverty in Macon has increased since 2007

A new report that studied the health and safety on children in each North Carolina county shows that child poverty increased in Macon County from 2007 to 2012. Macon County, however, wasn’t the only county to see a spike in child poverty. The report determined it has increased in all 18 westernmost North Carolina counties.…

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