Wide-range planning vision discussed in Franklin

Details on a major collaboration between western North Carolina counties, towns and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians were discussed in Franklin at the League of Women Voters meeting June 13. Ben Brown, communications director for the Southwest Commission’s Opt-In Visioning project, spoke about the wide-range visioning for the western mountains. “This is the first…

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TDA approves digital signage in Atlanta

The Franklin Tourism Development Authority may be taking some new direction when it comes to marketing Franklin as a tourist destination. At their continuation meeting held Tuesday, the TDA voted to accept a marketing strategy presented by PRemier Marketing. PRemier plan calls for the TDA to allocate $25,000 for festival funding, $35,000 for digital billboards,…

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NC gas tax to rise July 1

Beginning July 1, North Carolina drivers will be paying a bit more to gas up as the state’s motor fuels and alternative fuels tax will increase. According to the North Carolina Department of Revenue, the rate will go up from 37.5 cents to 37.6 cents per gallon—at least through December 31, 2013. The tax rate…

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NC voters could decide constitutional amendments next year

In what’s been a very busy session of the North Carolina legislature, lawmakers are proposing 19 constitutional amendments this year. Four of them have made it past important deadlines. Executive Director of the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research Ran Coble says one of those amendments deals with eminent domain. “It would nullify a…

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Fontana Library System to get $100,000 for RFID technology

The Fontana Regional Library System will be awarded a grant from the federal Library Services and Technology Act. The library system, which includes Macon, Jackson, and Swain Counties, is slated to receive $100,000 for project access and digitization. The grant funds will add RFID technology to two recently renovated branches and add one library to…

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Bomb squad handles suspicious package in Rabun County

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is called in to help handle a suspicious package discovered near Clayton on Friday. Rabun County Sheriff Frank Andrews reports that Friday afternoon between 2 and 2:30, Chief Deputy John Crane and Rabun County’s explosive detection K-9 unit responded to a location on old Highway 441 South just north of…

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