N.C. imposes new fee for electric cars

North Carolinians who drive all-electric vehicles will soon have to pay an annual fee. Starting this month, all-electric vehicles registered in North Carolina and newly-registered all-electrics are required to pay a $100 annual fee in addition to other required registration fees. Registration renewals due during January are expected to affect the first 146 vehicles in…

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Lady Panthers keep win streak alive

The Franklin Lady Panther basketball team scored its 12th win of the season at Tuscola Friday night. The Franklin girls, led by Vanessa Agrusa with 20 points, knocked off the Lady Mountaineers 74-65. The Lady Panthers improved to 12-1 on the season. The girls have not lost since their opening game December 4 at TC…

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Cold for a Cause this weekend

Cold for a Cause this weekend

2014 ‘Cold for a Cause’ event starts today and goes through Sunday. The event was started by Franklin resident Patrick Jenkins and collects canned goods, non-perishable food items, coats, blankets, and other items for Carenet. Jenkins will go up in the crane today at noon at the Farm Bureau Office on the Highlands Road. He…

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Town gets positive financial audit

The town of Franklin receives a clean financial audit for fiscal year 2013. Matt Braswell, with the audit firm Martin Starnes & Associates, presented findings for the yearly audit at the January 3 Franklin Aldermen meeting. Braswell said revenues increased 30 percent in the year to $3.7 million, while expenditures fell to $3.6 million. The…

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String of break-ins reported

String of break-ins reported

Recent reports filed by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office indicate thieves may be targeting vacation homes. On January 2 and 5, five break-ins were reported with four being homes owned by Florida residents—the other a gas station on the Dillard Road. The door was kicked in at the Sinclair gas station, and several signs were…

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NC falls in health rankings: Obesity, tobacco top issues

In the wake of the recent state of the county health report, recent state health rankings are out and North Carolina comes in at 35th healthiest in the nation. The state drops a place in the rankings from 2012, when it was 34th healthiest. The study is conducted by the United Health Foundation, which analyzes…

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Community Calendar

  • November 13, 2013 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
  • July 31, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • August 1, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • August 2, 2014 8:30 amMACON COUNTY HORSE ASSOCIATION SHRINE HORSE SHOW
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