Avoid IRS imposters

With the April 15th tax filing deadline coming up, watch out for criminals and con artists posing as the Internal Revenue Service to try to win your trust and steal your money. According to the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office, one North Carolina consumer recently reported getting one of these threatening calls from someone claiming…

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N.C. school voucher program heads to court

The debate over North Carolina’s school voucher program, which would provide up to $4,200 in grant funds each year for low-income household that want to enroll their child in private school, is going before a North Carolina court panel Friday. Two lawsuits were filed against the measure to provide private school funds by the North…

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Harlem Ambassadors tour coming to Franklin

Harlem Ambassadors tour coming to Franklin

The internationally-acclaimed Harlem Ambassadors will be visiting Franklin for a game with the Franklin Dribblers at Franklin High School on Tuesday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. The Harlem Ambassadors offer a unique brand of Harlem-style basketball, featuring high-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball handling tricks and hilarious comedy routines. The Ambassadors feature non-stop laughs and deliver a…

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Local youth gear up for 30 Hr Famine

Local youth gear up for 30 Hr Famine

This week some Franklin area youth are leading the fight against hunger in the community with the 19th consecutive 30 Hour Famine. Youth from First United Methodist Church will host more than 80 teens during the famine from February 21-22. Local participants will fast for 30 hours during the Famine weekend—and at the same time…

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Macon Schools get report card from state

If you’re wondering how a particular school is doing when it comes to student achievement, class size, school safety, technology, and teacher quality, you can get the grade from the latest school report cards issued by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI). The report cards provide a snapshot of each public school in North…

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Sportsmen legislation could have positive impact on NC, wildlife officials say

Sportsmen legislation could have positive impact on NC, wildlife officials say

New legislation is being introduced in Congress that would add protection to one of the most prominent activities in North Carolina: outdoor recreation. Wildlife Officials are hoping the new legislation, which is being introduced by Senator Kay Hagan and others, will ensure that hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities will continue to be a significant…

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Community Calendar

  • November 21, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • November 22, 2014 8:00 pmAN EVENING OF MUSIC AND FUN
  • November 24, 2014 6:00 pmTHANKSGIVING PRAYER SERVICE
  • November 27, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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