Pickin’ coming back to town square

Pickin’ coming back to town square

At the August board meeting, the Franklin Board of Aldermen voted unanimously to return Pickin’ on the Square to its original location at the downtown gazebo for the remainder of the season. Town officials hope that this popular summer entertainment venue will return to the square as soon as it can be switched back. This…

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Mountain DOT division gets new engineer

The N.C. Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that Ed Green has been named the new Division 14 Engineer for the state’s 10 westernmost counties. Green most recently served as Maintenance Engineer in NCDOT’s Division 13. Effective Aug. 6, 2013, Joel Setzer is no longer serving as Division 14 Engineer. Setzer will remain with NCDOT as…

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State taking a second look at number of tests for students

North Carolina schools have been in the news a lot this summer, mainly for budgetary issues, but now focus is turning to the curriculum. Governor Pat McCrory says he will reduce the number of required tests that are given to students. Eric Guckian is the senior education advisor to Governor McCroy. He says North Carolina…

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NC officials continue probe of Norton Creek Farms

Investigators with the North Carolina Department of Labor said Tuesday that carbon monoxide was detected at Norton Creek Farms, where a man was killed Friday night and several others made sick. However, no conclusion has been made–and it could take months to determine what caused the tragic incident officials first thought was a Freon leak.…

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Sheriff’s Office, residents meet for first Citizen Academy

Sheriff’s Office, residents meet for first Citizen Academy

The first session of the Macon County Sheriff’s Citizen Academy was held Thursday at the new sheriff’s office annex on Palmer Street. The academy’s first class, composed of school representatives, town and county officials, businessmen, representatives from the media, other citizens, gathered in the sheriff’s office for the first of 10 classes of the citizen…

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NC families to see less food stamp benefits

This fall, 1.7 million North Carolinians will receive less assistance from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), more commonly known as food stamps. A temporary boost for the program ends November 1. Amber Moody Dyer, policy advocate with the budget and tax center explains how this could impact families. “For a family of three,…

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  • September 18, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • September 19, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • September 20, 2014 7:00 amPANCAKE BREAKFAST FUND RAISER
  • September 20, 2014 8:00 amHICKORY KNOLL BREAKFAST FAITHRAISER
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