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The Franklin Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening for Motor Company Grill. The new owners, The Crabtree Family Enterprise, are excited to begin this new adventure. Motor Company Grill is located at 86 W Main Street and continues to feature a ’50s and ’60s themed diner. Motor Company Grill is open Tuesday through Thursday 11a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and closed on Mondays. Orders are also available for pickup by calling (828)524-0099.

Tim Crabtree, manager/owner, along with Sam Crabtree, assistant manager/ owner, said their family is excited to reopen the restaurant.


After many years of service to Angel Medical Center and the community, the AMC Thrift Store will be closing on June 27. This store has been one of the main fundraising means for the AMC Auxiliary which supports a variety of programs/projects at the hospital. Unfortunately, the thrift store has seen significant financial hardships. With that in mind, the AMC Auxiliary Board, along with support from AMC administration, made the difficult decision to close the store and look at other ways to raise money for the Auxiliary.

According to Judi Longworth, president of AMC Auxiliary, many financial factors went into this decision, such as decreased donations, decreased sales, and the variety of other thrift store options in our community.

“I would like to thank the many fantastic volunteers who have given time in the thrift store over the years and the community for supporting it by donating and shopping there,” stated Longworth. Longworth also said the current thrift store volunteers will be given the opportunity to volunteer in other areas of the hospital as they are valuable members of the AMC team.


In today’s economy, you will be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t think they spend too much money on groceries. For many people it is one of their top budget categories for their household. And for many it is the one they feel they have the least amount of control over.

Whether you are just too busy to cook every night, so most of your budget goes to eating out, or you don’t take the time to shop for deals so you end up paying full price, everyone has room to makes changes to how they shop and eat to help cut out a portion of the food budget. There are many tricks and tips you can use to help your grocery bill get smaller.


Seminars offer best practices for small businesses.

The annual BizWeek has been going on this week with local business owners and other interested individuals attending courses specifically geared to help them learn better practices to be successful.

On Tuesday morning, Martin Brossman conducted the “Shop Local, Buy Local, Invest Local” seminar at Southwestern Community College's Macon Campus. Brossman, who is widely considered a leading authority on social media and online marketing, speaks at many North Carolina community college small business centers throughout the state.


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