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The Rotary Club of Franklin Daybreak has supported the New Century Scholars Program since 1997, and this year, presented a laptop to two students who began volunteering their time in seventh grade, along with a check for $2,000 to the New Century Scholars Program.

The New Century Scholars Program is a locally funded initiative that provides support, encouragement and incentive to selected students from Jackson, Macon and Swain Counties.

 

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J. C. And Frankie Jacobs celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on June 4, 2014.

They were long time merchants on Main Street in Franklin, retiring in 2012.

The couple has two daughters, Janet Jacobs Greene and husband Vic, and Nancy Jacobs Paris; five grandchildren and two step-grandchildren; six great grandchildren (soon to be seven) and two step-great grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In another effort to make N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV) visits shorter and more efficient, the acceptance of credit and debit cards at the state’s license plate agencies and state registration offices has brought an easier, quicker way to pay registration renewals and vehicle property taxes.

On May 30, soon after debit card collections had been phased in statewide, 9,247 debit and credit card transactions remitted more than $1.4 million statewide. Of those, 6,130 transactions were delivered through debit cards and 3,117 came in using credit cards.

Acceptance of the cards arrived with the implementation of the “Tag and Tax” program last fall and was phased in across the state. The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles has been accepting MasterCard, Visa and Discover cards across the state since Dec. 17. Debit cards have been accepted statewide since May 27.

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A brand new pergola has been installed in the Rankin Square Park in downtown Franklin.

The Franklin Garden Club wanted a place for the public to sit and enjoy the park and worked with Goshen Timber Frames designer Bobby Johns to design a pergola/bench for the garden.

Although Goshen was approached for the commission, Goshen ended up donating the bench.

 

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