Corbin honored posthumously for heritage preservation

Corbin honored posthumously for heritage preservation

He was known for many contributions to Macon County throughout his life, including making sure mountain heritage was kept alive. The late Harold Corbin will be honored as an Honorary Historian in Macon County at the upcoming Franklin Folk Festival. To make this happen, the Macon County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution to…

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Homeowners insurance rate hearing rescheduled

Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced that the homeowners insurance rate hearing originally scheduled for Aug. 6, 2014, has been rescheduled. The hearing is to begin Oct. 20, 2014, at 9 a.m. in the Jim Long Hearing Room on the third floor of the Dobbs Building, 430 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh. The insurance companies, represented…

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Marijuana oil legalized for medical use in NC

Medical marijuana is showing some promise in treating drug-resistant epilepsy and now a form of that treatment is legal in North Carolina. This month, Governor Pat McCrory signed legislation approving treatment using cannabidiol oil, or CBC in clinical trials. CBC does not produce a high like THC and has a wide range of medical benefits…

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Macon Public Health gets national award

Macon Public Health gets national award

Macon County Public Health was honored at the 2014 annual conference of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) in Atlanta with NACCHO’s Local Health Department of the Year Award. The award recognizes and honors the outstanding accomplishments of small, medium, and large local health departments for their innovation, creativity, and impact…

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Town tightens enforcement of nuisance ordinance

The town of Franklin has made some changes to its nuisance ordinance that tightens down on repeat violators. At their July meeting, town aldermen adopted a change to the ordinance that adds a new mechanism for enforcement. The term chronic violator was added to the policy and defines someone who has been given notice of…

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Franklin Lions make big impact on community

Franklin Lions make big impact on community

Franklin Lion’s Club’s mission is to help those who can’t see or have trouble seeing by providing glasses, and canes for the blind.  They also do a number of other fundraising events throughout the year to help fund their numerous other local civic functions. On Friday, 4th of July, from 11am to 7pm, the Franklin…

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