Beach reopened at Jackrabbit Recreation Area

The U.S. Forest Service reopened the swimming beach and adjacent bathroom at Jackrabbit Recreation Area. The area had been closed because of a broken sewage pump, which has been fixed. 

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New law requires registration, tag for mopeds

North Carolinians who operated mopeds are facing some news rules for the road after legislation was just signed into law. The new law requires all mopeds or scooters to have registration and a tag, but does not require the driver to have a license. Moped operators will pay fees similar to what motorcyclists pay for…

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‘Focus on Franklin’ opens dialogue between leaders and residents

Town of Franklin leaders and local residents took part in a town hall style meeting on July 30, known as Focus on Franklin. The event, held at town hall, was facilitated by Western Carolina University’s Public Policy Institute, who has reached out to similar towns by hosting public meetings. Focus on Franklin allowed residents to…

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iPad Informational Night at Franklin High School

iPad Informational Night at Franklin High School

All Macon County high school students will be working with iPads in the coming school year—and school officials are hosting a special event to get ready for the new technology. The iPad Informational Night, held by the school district, will be Tuesday, August 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center on the campus…

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Jackson County Schools to monitor students online

Jackson County Schools to monitor students online

Who should be monitoring students’ online activity? Traditionally, the answer is parents, but one western North Carolina school system is employing a private company to monitor posts and “tweets” in what it describes as an effort to protect students’ safety. Meanwhile, the ACLU of North Carolina is concerned the program could violate student’s First Amendment rights.Jackson…

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Forest Service: Use only local wood at campsites

The U.S. Forest Service urges visitors to only use local wood in campfires when staying in a national forest. The agency encourages campers to obtain firewood from the forest itself (with a permit), from sources provided on the forest or from a nearby vendor. The transportation of firewood can spread harmful, invasive insects including the…

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  • January 29, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • January 30, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • February 5, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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