NC Rep’s bill would fix student loans

North Carolina’s District 5 Congressional representative Virginia Foxx (R) says student loan terms need to be charged. The 69-year-old Congresswoman, of Banner Elk, introduced a bill that will tie student loan rates to the current market. “The current federal loan program is broken. An overwhelming majority of students are stuck with interest rates on loans…

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Forest Service waives admission at two local sites for Get Outdoors Day

Forest Service waives admission at two local sites for Get Outdoors Day

The U.S. Forest Service is encouraging Macon County residents to get out and get active on Saturday, June 8, which is National Get Outdoors Day. The annual event aims to promote healthy, active outdoor fun. As part of National Get Outdoors day, the Forest Service is waiving admission fees to two local sites in the…

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Town adopts budget

Compared to budgets over the past few years, the adoption of the 2013-2014 fiscal year budget for the town of Franklin went by relatively quietly Monday night. No comments were received from residents during a public hearing scheduled at the town board meeting. The $8.5 million budget doesn’t change the tax rate for town residents,…

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Congrats to Class of 2013

Congrats to Class of 2013

The Franklin High School Class of 2013 started new chapters after their graduation ceremony held Friday night at Western Carolina’s Ramsey Center. The keynote speaker for the ceremony was former high school and college football coach Fred Goldsmith, who is now very active with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Goldsmith reminded the 203 graduates how…

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NC seniors living longer, but facing more health challenges

Today’s senior citizens are living long, but how healthy are they living? A new report out from America’s Health Rankings points to a variety of health challenges. Dr. Rhonda Randall, senior advisor to the United Health Foundation, explains the state rankings indicate North Carolina seniors are facing a variety of health issues. “On average, Americans…

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DMV expands hours

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles has expanded hours at five additional driver license offices. Here in western North Carolina, the Sylva DMV office, located at 876 Skyland Dr, is the only one to get the additional hours. The five offices will be open the first Saturday each month from 8 a.m. to noon and…

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  • April 21, 2014 6:00 pm"HIS TABLE" FREE DINNER
  • April 26, 2014 8:00 amKYLE MORGAN BENEFIT
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  • April 30, 2014 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
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