Franklin battles second fire Tuesday night

A second fire that destroyed a Franklin home Tuesday does not appear to be related to the recent series of fires suspected as arson. Franklin Fire and Rescue was dispatched to 223 Gaston Street at 8:45 p.m. to find a single wide mobile home in flames. Franklin Fire Chief Warren Cabe says the two adult…

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Unemployment stays even in North Carolina

North Carolinians are continuing to find work—that’s according to the latest unemployment figures out from the state’s Department of Commerce. The report indicated that in February the state jobless rate was trimmed from 9.5 to 9.4 percent as 3300 jobs were added. The rate remains just below the rate of February 2012. Since then 81,300…

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Hatchery-supported trout waters open Saturday

The NC wildlife resources commission will open nearly 1100 miles of hatchery supported trout waters here in the western Mountains beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 6. These waters are marked with special signs and are stocked from March until August. The season runs through Feb. 28. 2014.  

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Town balks at Pauline Ave rezoning request

A request to rezone 13 acres in the town limits to a medium to high density area was shot down by the town of Franklin. At their meeting Monday, the board of aldermen held a public hearing over the proposed zoning changes on three parcels on Pauline Avenue. The request was to change from R-1…

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Bill introduced to ramp up school safety in NC

More school resource officers could soon be in place at school districts across North Carolina—if a bill introduced Thursday by the state House is passed. The Public School Safety Bill would provide millions in funding to local governments in North Carolina giving them the money to hire more resource officers, psychologists, guidance counselors, and would…

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FHS to begin charging for record requests

Franklin High School announced: As of July 1, 2013 there will be a $6.00 charge per transcript/record request for any student not currently enrolled at Franklin High School. Payment can be made by check or cash to FHS Guidance at 100 Panther Drive. School officials say when requesting records, please allow time for payment to…

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