County split on airport funding

County split on airport funding

The Macon County Airport, one of 76 general aviation facilities in North Carolina, is set to receive a nearly $3 million grant for runway improvements from federal, state, and local funds. On Tuesday night, Macon County Commissioners approved $290,556 from county coffers as a 10 percent local match to the $2.6 million grant from the…

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AAA: Seatbelt usage declines in N.C.

North Carolina, once a leader in seat belt usage, saw vehicle restraint usage drop statewide last year while South Carolina drivers and passengers buckled up more often. North Carolina’s buckle-up rate fell to 87.5% in 2012, down from 89.5% in 2011—this according to the National Occupant Protection Use Survey. Angela Vogel Daley, AAA Carolinas spokesperson,…

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Police nab three with counterfeiting tools

Three Charlotte men were arrested by Franklin Police this week charged with possessing counterfeiting tools. According to arrest reports, the suspects, 20-year-old Melvin Felton Butts, 25-year-old Tonney Horatio Kerbay, and 21-year-old Tamba Poindoe, were detained on Monday each charged with felony counts of possessing 5+ counterfeit instruments and attempting to obtain property by false pretenses.…

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Salute to Veterans this Friday

The Franklin High School Booster Club will present a Salute to Veterans this Friday evening prior to the football game at the Panther Pit against Swain County. The event, which pays tribute to all military service men and women, will begin at 6:30 p.m. All veterans will be honored and recognized, with World War II…

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Meadows opposed to military action in Syria

Mountain Congressional Representative Mark Meadows declared Tuesday, he is opposed to U.S. military intervention in Syria. Meadows (NC-11) said in a press statement: “After carefully reviewing the facts and participating in multiple hearings and briefings, I will be voting against the authorization of U.S. military intervention in Syria,” Meadows said. “Though I stand unflinchingly with…

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Macon’s first dialysis center to open Thursday

Franklin residents receiving dialysis will soon be able to get the critical treatment much closer to home. A special opening is planned this Thursday at 2 p.m. for Macon County’s first ever dialysis center, which will be operated by DaVita. Major renovations just wrapped up at the facility, located in the former Carenet Thrift Store, in…

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  • March 5, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • March 6, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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