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Venture Local Franklin's cash mob stormed Mossy Oak on Main Street recently.

With 44 mobsters, members of the community pledged to spend $20 at the locally owned business.

The idea of the cash mobs is to encourage the community to support Franklin's small, locally owned businesses by spending their money ($20 minimum commitment), en masse, to give the business owner a little bit of an economic boost.

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Macon County based medical manufacturing company TekTone Sound & Signal is celebrating its 40th year of operation. In addition to being open for four decades, TekTone Sound & Signal is also celebrating a record month in sales, with August being the highest sales month in the company's history.

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Second generation State Farm Agent Amy Manshack has opened her doors in Franklin. Amy, her husband Scott, and their staff were joined by the Franklin Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting last month. Her three-year-old daughters, Abby and Haley, parents Wanda Wolfe and Sylva State Farm Agent Charles Wolfe, retired State Farm Agent Gary Jensen and wife Carol Sue, and various community officials were also in attendance.

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Over the past decade, Bob Holt’s been renting vacation properties at two of North Carolina’s premier tourist destinations: the beaches and the mountains.

Since 2007, he’s been teaching real estate courses at Southwestern Community College.

Now, he’s written the book.

Holt published “The NC Vacation Rental Act: Guidelines to Compliance” in August as a resource for agents and support staff. He’ll be teaching a course on that topic from 8 a.m.-noon on Friday, Oct. 25 at the SCC Macon Campus.

“For 20 years or more, I’ve been wanting to write about something,” said Holt, whose overall real estate career has spanned four decades and five states (Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina).

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