Mission Health Announces Blue Cross Polices Purchased on Healthcare Exchange will Remain In-Network

From Mission Health: “Mission Health announced today that it has taken proactive and immediate steps to protect options for consumers who participate in the North Carolina health insurance exchange.  Specifically, Mission Health has offered to stay in-network and accept its current payment rates with no increase from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) for care provided to anyone […]

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Town Approves Partnership to Offer Free Outdoor Movies

At this week’s regular meeting, the Franklin Town Council voted unanimously to enter into a partnership with Ruby Cinemas to offer free outdoor movies. Beginning in September, the town will partner with Ruby Cinemas under the direction of owner and general manager David Parlier to offer a family friendly movie to the public. The town agreed to try the outdoor […]

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SCC Offering Free Panel on Science Behind Eclipse

The night before “The Great American Eclipse” envelopes the region in darkness, Southwestern Community College is hosting a panel of experts who will discuss the science behind the rare phenomenon– and offer advice on how to safely experience it. Scientists and faculty members from Appalachian State University and Western Carolina University will serve as panelists during a forum from 6-8 […]

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IRS Phone Scam Still Going Around

A phone scam is involving people who say they are with the IRS is still going around the area. People are calling victims and pretending to be IRS employees, saying that there is a lawsuit pending against the victims, or just looking for personal information on the people receiving the calls. The IRS will never call you looking for personal […]

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Franklin Town Council Approves Narcan for Patrol Vehicles

After a unanimous vote at this week’s meeting of the Franklin Town Council, all Franklin Police Department Patrol units will now be equipped with Narcan, a safe and highly effective rescue medicine for opioid and other drug overdoses. The program will cost the town $39.22 per dose for each of the 18 patrol vehicles in the police department for a […]

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Swain County Schools Making Changes to Bus Service Stops

From Swain County Schools: “Important announcement from Transportation Services Notice to Families living on Roads in Jackson County — where Bus Service will end. Bus Service for all grades will end on the following Jackson County roads beginning this school year: Old Number 4 Rd. — upstream from Jackson’s Grocery Bridge. New Stop — meet at the Jackson’s Grocery Bridge […]

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Macon Commissioners Release Agenda for August Meeting

The Macon County Board of Commissioners will be holding their regular meeting for the month of August on Tuesday evening. In the reports and presentations portion of the agenda is a presentation about the Franklin High School Future Business Leaders of America, as well as a presentation on the 4H YouthVoice at the NC County Commissioners Annual Conference, which will […]

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SCC Hoping to Pass $1 Million Fundraising Mark at Gala

This year, Southwestern Community College leaders aren’t just planning another gala. They’re hoping for a million-dollar celebration. The Southwestern Community College Foundation will hold its annual “Bluegrass, Blue Jeans & Bling” gala at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort just as the Student Success Campaign nears the completion of its “March to a Million” fundraising […]

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