Town approves Pauline Avenue rezoning

Thirty-six parcels along Pauline Avenue in Franklin will be rezoned from R2 to R1 after approval from the Franklin Board of Aldermen. Residents of the area filed a R1 rezone request to restrict what type of homes could be established in the area. The R1 designation restricts density and prohibits manufactured homes, an issue that…

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Government shutdown supsends WIC benefits in Macon County

The Woman, Infants, and Children Program, backed by federal funds, was halted Wednesday as the partial government funding lapse continues. Becky Barr with Macon Public Health explains the state has notified them to immediately discontinue the issuance of food vouchers and distribution of infant formula in stock to all WIC participants. Barr says, however, vouchers…

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Kitchen Fires: Focus of Fire Prevention Week

Fire officials say the kitchen is the place where most fires start and they’re hoping to spread the word about preventable dangers this week. This week is Fire Prevention Week and North Carolinians are urged to uphold this year’s campaign theme, “Prevent Kitchen Fires.” Last year, fire departments in North Carolina responded to 8,134 home fires,…

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Town plans to nudge Meadows on shutdown

Town plans to nudge Meadows on shutdown

As the partial shutdown of the federal government moves ahead into its second week, the matter has drawn attention from local elected leaders. During Monday’s Franklin town board meeting, Aldermen Bob Scott suggested the town send a letter to Congressional Representative Mark Meadows urging him and others to take action and end the shutdown. “We…

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Winter fuel cost expected to rise

Winter fuel cost expected to rise

Forecasters are calling for a colder than normal winter in North Carolina and that could mean rising costs to stay warm. “They can expect they pay to increase a little bit compared to last year just because the temperature is forecasted to be a little less than last year,” said American Gas Association President Bruce…

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Municipal Election: Things to Know

Town voters will soon decide who will sit on the next town board and who Franklin’s next mayor will be. For those who are eligible to vote, the voter registration deadline is this Friday, October 11 at 5:00 p.m. If your registration form is mailed, it must be postmarked by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October…

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