N.C. retailers lobby bill for online merchant tax

Buy it on Main Street or find a deal online? That’s a question many North Carolina consumers consider these days, but a new bill could eliminate a tax advantage online retailers have over local merchants. President of the North Carolina Retail Merchants Association Andy Ellen says many retailers are backing the Main Street Fairness Act.…

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SCC prepares students for changes in manufacturing

SCC prepares students for changes in manufacturing

The business of manufacturing has changed dramatically in recent years and Southwestern Community says it will keep up with the changing workforce by overhauling its manufacturing training program. With more than $1.5 million in grant funding secured over the winter, Southwestern has purchased advanced manufacturing equipment and hired longtime instructor Jim Falbo to coordinate a…

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Taste of Scotland comes to Franklin

Taste of Scotland comes to Franklin

Downtown Franklin is gearing up for a day of Scottish fun, food, music and culture for the whole family as the Taste of Scotland & Celtic Festival takes to the streets Saturday, June 14th.  This event celebrates Franklin’s deep Scottish heritage from 9:00am to 6:00pm. You’ll be able to sample authentic Scottish foods, see demos…

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Macon students begin summer break

Macon County students are set to begin their summer vacations later today as classes will dismiss for the year today at 11:30. Students will return to school on Monday, August 25. Congratulations to the Class of 2014 at Franklin High, Nantahala, Highlands, Union Academy, and Macon Early College!

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Latest Click It or Ticket nets 435 violations in Macon County

Latest Click It or Ticket nets 435 violations in Macon County

State and local law enforcement officers issued 435 traffic and criminal citations on Macon County roads during the latest Click It or Ticket campaign conducted May 19-June 1. During the highway safety crackdown, officers ramped up patrols and increased checkpoints statewide. In Macon County, 7 were charged with DWI, 69 seatbelt tickets and 141 speeding…

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New law eliminates privilege taxes for N.C. businesses

Beginning July 1 2015, North Carolina municipalities will no longer be able to charge businesses for a privilege license. The bill, just signed into law by Governor Pat McCrory, also makes changes beginning this July 1 that only permit municipalities to levy a privilege tax on businesses that are located in the city limits. The…

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  • November 22, 2014 8:00 pmAN EVENING OF MUSIC AND FUN
  • November 24, 2014 6:00 pmTHANKSGIVING PRAYER SERVICE
  • November 27, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • November 28, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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