New legislation protects teacher raises from budget cuts

It appears the North Carolina House and Senate may not agree on the state budget, which includes a major plan for teacher pay raises, but a new measure announced Wednesday would protect salary increases for educators regardless of which budget is finalized. Governor McCrory and State House Speaker Thom Tillis proposed a new plan for…

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Officers ramp up patrols with Operation Firecracker

State and local law enforcement officers are placing a heightened focus on North Carolina roads with Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker. In 2013, there were 353 alcohol-related fatalities in North Carolina. Fewer people have lost their lives to alcohol-related crashes this year, with statistics showing 105 alcohol-related fatalities through June 20, compared to…

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Fish free on July 4

On July 4, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) invites anglers and would-be anglers of all ages to go fishing for free. From 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. that day, everyone in North Carolina – residents and non-residents alike – can fish in any public body of water, including coastal waters, without purchasing a fishing…

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NC enjoys big number of farmer’s markets this summer

Find some great produce and support local farmers by shopping at a North Carolina farmers market this summer. North Carolina has over 200 farmers markets across the state, and that’s among the most in the nation, according to State Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler, who invites you to check out a local market. North Carolina farmers…

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Franklin coach-pitch all-stars win District Championship

Franklin coach-pitch all-stars win District Championship

Congratulations to Franklin’s 6-year-old coach-pitch all-star team as they won the district title. The team defeated Hendersonville Tuesday night to win the District 5 Championship. Franklin went undefeated in both division and tournament play beating Jackson County, Canton, Asheville and Hendersonville. The players are Lane Crawford, Cayden Hunter, Tyler Koch, Gregory Karcher, Anderson Terrell, Tucker…

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Wayah Street to close for resurfacing

Beginning Monday, June 30 at 8:00 a.m. the NCDOT will begin milling and repaving work on Wayah Street, which will result in daytime road closures. During the resurfacing project, Wayah Street will be closed to all through traffic during daytime hours and the closure will be removed at the end of each workday. Barricades will…

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  • April 30, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • May 1, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • May 7, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • May 8, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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