N.C. retailers on Amazon sales tax

N.C. retailers on Amazon sales tax

It may have not been the most popular move, but some say state sales tax collected from online retailer Amazon, since February, will be a big help to the state. Andy Ellen, head of the North Carolina Retail Merchants Association says sales tax collected from purchases on Amazon will also help level the field for…

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Law enforcement candidate forum Tuesday

Law enforcement candidate forum Tuesday

The Primary Election is less than a month away—and for local law enforcement candidates—it will be pivotal election. Residents can hear firsthand  how these candidates stand on important issues at a public forum Tuesday, April 8 at 6 p.m. at the Macon County Courthouse 4th floor. Voters can meet and greet the candidates for Macon…

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District II county commission candidates begin campaigns

District II county commission candidates explained their vision for Macon County at the recent Macon GOP Forum held in Franklin. Republicans Ron Haven and Gary Shields are vying to represent the Franklin District on the board of commissioners. While these candidates won’t have to deal with the May 6 Primary, their campaigns are underway. Haven,…

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Officials urge planning ahead for severe weather

Officials urge planning ahead for severe weather

Spring time means increased chances for severe weather in Western North Carolina.  Nick Petro with the National Weather Service says planning ahead is the best precaution against damaging storms. “The key is to make sure you’re prepared. Traditionally, this time of year, the storms will be more frequent. We encourage everyone to have a severe…

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N.C. Attorney General releases top 10 consumer complaints

N.C. Attorney General releases top 10 consumer complaints

In 2013, 19,865 consumers filed complaints with the Consumer Protection Division of Attorney General Roy Cooper’s Office. Cooper urged consumers to learn about common sources of complaints as a way to prevent problems in the future. “Don’t get fooled by common scams or rip offs,” Cooper warned. “Learn about common consumer problems so you can…

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High-speed chase ends in scuffle, arrest

A high speed chase up U.S. 23 North Thursday evening ends with injuries and the arrest of a Franklin man. According to SGT. Norville with the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the suspect, Austin Scott Groom, of Franklin took off on a motorcycle at a high rate of speed in front of State Trooper J.T. Gibbs…

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