Hearing scheduled over proposed N.C. home insurance rate hike

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin has ordered that a hearing be held in the matter of the insurance companies’ request to raise homeowners insurance rates, stating that the proposed rates appear to the Department of Insurance to be excessive and unfairly discriminatory. The insurance companies, represented by the North Carolina Rate Bureau, requested an…

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Franklin’s Henson invited to state All-Star game

Franklin Lady Panther basketball standout Sarah Henson has received an invitation to the East-West All-Star basketball game. Henson, who will play at the college level next season for Lenior-Rhyne, played a key role in a very successful season, averaging nearly 20 points a game, helping lead Franklin into the 3-A Western Regional championship game. The…

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Voter registration deadline today

Today is the final day to register to vote in the upcoming state and county Primary Election. If you haven’t registered to vote, you have until 5 p.m. today and if your registration is mailed, it must be postmarked by April 11. You can register at the Board of Elections office inside the courthouse. This…

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County funds missing money for Board of Elections

Following a motion by Ronnie Beale and seconded by Ron Haven, county commissioners unanimously approved a budget amendment at Tuesday’s April board meeting to help finance the Board of Elections for the remaining fiscal year. Luke Bateman, Board of Elections Chairman, submitted the budget amendment requesting $41,458 from the county’s contingency fund. Bateman worked closely…

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Franklin man awaits sentence for tax fraud

The tax filing deadline is approaching and federal officials are cautioning potential tax fraudsters to think twice before they commit tax crimes. In an effort to raise awareness of tax-related crimes, the U.S. Attorney for Western North Carolina and the IRS-Criminal Investigation Division are announcing recent tax fraud prosecutions. In the last year, the U.S.…

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WNC gas prices jump

North Carolina drivers are paying more to fill up this spring. According to a new report the average price for gas in North Carolina has jumped 15 cents since March. The statewide average is at $3.53 a gallon, according to AAA Carolinas spokeswoman Angela Vogel-Day, who says the price hike is fairly typical in the…

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