Learning standards for NC students being disputed

Learning standards for North Carolina’s K through 12 students are becoming the center of a dispute between some state leaders. Lt. Governor Dan Forest, who is a member of the State School Board, has been vocal about the Common Core curriculum for students and questions if it allows enough local input. Forest says another problem…

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Highlands to get highway marker honoring botantist

Highlands to get highway marker honoring botantist

Coming up June 15, the dedication of a North Carolina Highway Historical Marker will take place in Highlands on West Main Street between Second and Third Streets. The marker is being place to commemorate the second botanist to enter North Carolina, Andre Michaux. In June 1787, the Frenchman crossed into North Carolina, starting out in…

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NCDMV launches tax estimator

Just in time for the mailing of the first combined “Tag & Tax Together” bills on July 1, North Carolina vehicle owners are getting a new tool to help them understand how the new program works. The “Vehicle Property Tax Estimator” calculates the property tax for individual vehicles based on their identification, age and address.…

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Police solve 10 year old car theft case

Police solve 10 year old car theft case

A vintage car Lloyd Donaldson thought he’d never see again has turned up 10 years later. Franklin Police say they solved the stolen car case on Wednesday. SGT Steve Apel tell us a local couple had a 1944 Ford Coupe stolen over a decade ago, but didn’t report it. After they searched the neighborhood, the…

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Extension: Abundance of honey this season

A late frost in spring of last year is translating to lots of honey this year in western North Carolina. Macon County Cooperative Extension Director Alan Durden explains last year’s frost damaged many fruit trees and they weren’t able to produce fruit, and that energy that was stored in the trees, is now coming out…

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Arrest Report

A 32-year-old Atlanta man has been arrested in Macon County charged with identity theft. According to a report filed by the Sheriff’s Office, Lorenzo Rodriguez was detained May 30 and is charged with a felony count of identity theft in addition to four misdemeanor counts of possessing or manufacturing a fraudulent I.D. and resisting a…

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  • November 13, 2013 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
  • July 25, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • July 25, 2014 6:30 pmVACATION BIBLE SCHOOL @ EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
  • July 31, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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