Officers enforcing state’s Move Over Law

Officers enforcing state’s Move Over Law

North Carolina’s Department of Public Safety wants to make sure drivers are following the state’s Move Over Law. This law requires motorists to slow down and move over into the next lane, if possible, when approaching an emergency or utility vehicle on the side of the road. Violating the law could result in a $500…

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NC 143 reopens after major landslide

The Cherohala Skyway (N.C. 143) in Graham County reopened to traffic Friday afternoon–eight days after it was closed due to a major landslide a half mile from the Tennessee border. Crews worked long hours last week – including during the snow and ice storm – to reopen the popular scenic route through the Nantahala National…

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Whitley plant closes

Whitley plant closes

A manufacturing operation in Franklin has closed its doors leaving over 100 people looking for a new job. It was reported Thursday, that Whitley Products, INC has shut down operations at its Franklin facility—it also closed down plants in Warsaw, and Plymouth IN. WTCA-AM in Plymouth, IN reports A company official said senior lending has…

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Macon School Board meets tonight

The Macon County Board of Education will hold their regular January meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at the Central Office. According to the agenda, several recognitions and presentations will take place including state winners of the Young Authors Writing Project, and presentations from the FHS drafting and welding classes and the Iotla-Valley PTO. Other items…

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Carenet Thrift store gets new home

The Carenet Thrift store in Franklin is headed to a new location following the news that the upcoming dialysis center will be housed in the former store location at 80 Westgate Plaza. Carenet Director Shaina Adkins says the thrift store is moving to 268 E. Palmer Street across from Drake Software and Wayah Insurance. “We’re…

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Drive in Franklin to help region’s homeless veterans

Members of the Silas McDowell Chapter, North Carolina Society of Sons of the American Revolution, are collecting items for homeless veterans in the region. The group is working with the Veterans Restoration Quarters (VRQ) in Asheville that serves over 250 veterans engaged in the Center’s residential program that includes housing, education and training programs, career…

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