District II county commission candidates begin campaigns

District II county commission candidates explained their vision for Macon County at the recent Macon GOP Forum held in Franklin. Republicans Ron Haven and Gary Shields are vying to represent the Franklin District on the board of commissioners. While these candidates won’t have to deal with the May 6 Primary, their campaigns are underway. Haven,…

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Officials urge planning ahead for severe weather

Officials urge planning ahead for severe weather

Spring time means increased chances for severe weather in Western North Carolina.  Nick Petro with the National Weather Service says planning ahead is the best precaution against damaging storms. “The key is to make sure you’re prepared. Traditionally, this time of year, the storms will be more frequent. We encourage everyone to have a severe…

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N.C. Attorney General releases top 10 consumer complaints

N.C. Attorney General releases top 10 consumer complaints

In 2013, 19,865 consumers filed complaints with the Consumer Protection Division of Attorney General Roy Cooper’s Office. Cooper urged consumers to learn about common sources of complaints as a way to prevent problems in the future. “Don’t get fooled by common scams or rip offs,” Cooper warned. “Learn about common consumer problems so you can…

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High-speed chase ends in scuffle, arrest

A high speed chase up U.S. 23 North Thursday evening ends with injuries and the arrest of a Franklin man. According to SGT. Norville with the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the suspect, Austin Scott Groom, of Franklin took off on a motorcycle at a high rate of speed in front of State Trooper J.T. Gibbs…

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NC considering mileage tax

North Carolina transportation officials are considering a change that would tax drivers by the mile instead of raising the gas tax. On Wednesday, the DOT board listened to a presentation on implementing a per mileage tax for North Carolina drivers. The proposal would not eliminate the gas tax, but rather be an additional source of…

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Angel gets new CT scan technology

Angel gets new CT scan technology

Angel Medical Center has a new G E Optima 660 to provide the most advanced scans for our Radiology patients. The GE Optima 660 is the same type of scanner that was used in the Olympic Village, at the 2014, Olympics in Russia. Angel Medical Center’s Radiology patients will now have access to one of…

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  • January 29, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • January 30, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • February 5, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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