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Local restaurant corrects equipment problem; reopens for business

 

In recent weeks, rumors have been circulating about Franklin’s Domino’s Pizza. Some were saying the restaurant, located at 417 East Main Street, was shut down because of a bug infestation. Other rumors were even more outrageous.

However, health inspectors say that the rumors have gone a little far, though the establishment did, in fact, close its doors for about a week.

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North Carolina counties voted as their top two legislative priorities on Friday to oppose any attempt by the state to shift funding responsibility for secondary roads to counties and to seek full reinstatement of lottery funds and ADM funds for school construction. More than 200 county officials from across North Carolina gathered for the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners’ biannual Legislative Goals Conference, which was held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham County on Jan. 20-21.

“We understand this is going to be a tough budget session for the General Assembly, and the upcoming year will also be a difficult year for counties,” said NCACC Executive Director David F. Thompson. “Many of the goals that counties adopted reflect that reality.”

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Findings are healthy economic indicator for Franklin

The most recent tracking data for occupancy tax revenue coming into the Lodging Tax Fund of the Franklin Chamber of Commerce indicates that tourism was up significantly in 2010 over the previous year. According to Franklin Town Planner and small inn owner Mike Grubermann, the data is a healthy economic indicator for the town.

At the year’s first meeting of the Chamber’s Tourism Development Committee (TDC) on Jan. 20, Grubermann was also unanimously selected as the committee’s 2010 chairman, replacing outgoing chairman, John Norris.

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The Macon County Clerk of Court will no longer process passport applications after January 31, according to Clerk of Superior Court Vic Perry.

Perry said the federal government recently made changes in passport processing requirements that make it more time consuming for his staff and costlier to the state.

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