Civil Engineering program at SCC seeks students

Civil Engineering program at SCC seeks students

Jeanette White’s telephone never stops ringing. Coordinator of Southwestern Community College’s Civil Engineering Technology program, White keeps getting calls from employers looking for graduates who are ready to work. There’s just one issue: all of White’s graduates already have jobs or are continuing their education at a four-year school. So she’s looking for a new…

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Town adopts budget with tax increase

The town of Franklin passed its budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year at the board of aldermen meeting Monday night. Only one resident spoke during the public hearing held prior to the budget vote. Angela Moore asked the town board to consider reducing the budget rather than implementing a tax increase. “$65,000—that is what stands…

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Fracking bill heads to Gov’s desk

Final approval for a proposal that would speed up the start of natural gas drilling in the state was given by the state House on Thursday with a 64-50 vote. The fracking bill now heads to Governor Pat McCrory’s desk for signature—but it has drawn many public health and safety concerns across the state. Fracking…

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County approves Parker Meadows construction bid

County approves Parker Meadows construction bid

Macon County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to award the Parker Meadows site work construction bid to Penland Contracting Company, Inc. at their continued session meeting held Saturday at Southwestern Community College. Commissioner Jim Tate made the motion with a second by Ronnie Beale to move forward with the project and accept Penland’s bid. Such…

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N.C. Division of Veterans Affairs launches tip line

The North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs (NCVA) launched a “Vet Tip Hotline” today to help veterans and improve services at US Department of Veterans Affairs (USVA) medical facilities located in North Carolina. The hotline will provide a resource for veterans and federal employees to confidentially report alleged misconduct within USVA facilities. The Vet Tip…

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Public hearing on town budget tonight

Tonight at 7:05 p.m., Franklin residents will be able to give their input on the town’s proposed 2014-2015 fiscal year budget during a public hearing at town hall. The budget called for a one cent tax increase, but after a recent work session, town leaders are now considering a two cent tax hike. They say…

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