Shoppers showing more confidence, say NC Retailers

Consumer confidence here in North Carolina appears to be perking up after a vigorous weekend of sales following Thanksgiving. The North Carolina Retail Merchants Associations is taking a close look at how much was spent on black Friday and the following days, and according to President Andy Ellen, North Carolinians are spending more. “There’s a…

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Panthers win hoops opener against Roberson

The Franklin Panthers opened up the 2012-2013 basketball season this week by picking up wins against TC Roberson. The Franklin boy’s varsity team knocked off the visiting Rams in a low scoring affair 48-34. Franklin held TC to a combined 14 points in the first, second, and fourth quarters. In the girl’s varsity game, the…

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Town and merchants talk cooperation, communication

Town of Franklin leaders met with a packed house of local merchants Tuesday night to discuss what the shop-owners described as a lack of communication. The meeting at town hall was informal—and at times branched into many different discussions—but aldermen and Mayor Collins heard concerns from many of the business owners on Main Street and…

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Macon to receive emergency food/shelter funds

Macon County has been chosen to receive $17,667 in federal emergency food and shelter funds through the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency. The funds will be used to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in Macon County and will be distributed among public and private organizations. A local board made up of…

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Forest Service seeks input on future of Nantahala, Pisgah forests

Forest Service seeks input on future of Nantahala, Pisgah forests

For the first time in its history, the U.S. Forest Service is placing greater importance on watershed protection when it comes to long-term planning. In western North Carolina, the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests will be two of the first to have their plans revised with the new priorities. This time, they’re seeking help from…

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Kuppers: Keep the conversation going

Fellow commissioners say he brought a new level of integrity and intelligence to the board of county commissioners, but Commissioner Bobby Kuppers has participated in his final commissioner meeting. During that meeting on November 20, outgoing commissioner Bobby Kuppers took a few moments to reflect on his term and thanked the ones who supported him.…

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