Meager salaries could prompt teacher shortages in NC

Some teachers shortages could be on the horizon in North Carolina unless something is done to improve salaries—this coming from State Schools Superintendent June Atkinson, who is calling on lawmakers to take action. Compared to many other states, teacher salaries in North Carolina are meager and Dr. Terry Stoops of the John Locke Foundation says…

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Town Board to meet tonight

The July meeting of Franklin Aldermen will be held tonight at 7 p.m. at the town hall board room. Among new business the town plans to discuss will be the presentation of the town of Franklin Comprehensive Water Model and Master Plan; setting the public hearing date and time for the Pauline Avenue Rezoning request;…

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Mission CEO: Senate tax proposal would cost us $16 million

A Senate tax proposal could end up costing hospitals some big bucks. Mission CEO Dr. Ronald Paulus spoke about the matter briefly during the Angel and Mission affiliation signing on Tuesday. Dr. Paulus encouraged Franklin residents to contact Senator Berger and Governor McCrory about the Senate tax plan that would tax large non-profit organizations including…

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Long-term jobless in Macon County won’t have federal benefits July 1

Today, North Carolina becomes the first state to drop the federal assistance for unemployment. Macon County residents who had relied on the extended federal jobless benefits will have to find other options now says Dale West with Macon County Joblink. “There will be several have their unemployment end. There will be no more for them…

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School News: Mountainview PTO gets tenative approval to build baseball field, track

School News: Mountainview PTO gets tenative approval to build baseball field, track

Mountain View Intermediate School received the go ahead from the school board during their June meeting to begin the process of constructing a baseball/kickball field with track. The project is expected to cost $10,000 and will be funded entirely by the school’s PTO with no additional cost to the local school board. The school board…

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Dr. Duncan recognized for bridging the gap in Macon County Schools

(L-R) Dr. Duncan, wife Sandra, and BOE Chairman Jim Breedlove

(L-R) Dr. Duncan, wife Sandra, and BOE Chairman Jim Breedlove/Photo:Kristin Karcher

A special reception was held Wednesday at the Central Office for interim Superintendent Dr. Jim Duncan. Duncan has served the school system since the July 2012 after the departure of Dr. Dan Brigman.

New School Superintendent Dr. Chris Baldwin will take the Oath of Office on Monday, July 1 at 10 a.m.

 

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