61st Annual Macon County Fair :: September 17-20 @ Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center - 441 South, Franklin, NC

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The Town of Franklin will soon begin searching for a new manager. At last week’s retreat, the board of aldermen began discussions about seeking a new permanent manager to replace the current interim manager, Sam Greenwood, whose term is set to expire in April 2012.

The board decided to begin seeking a new manager no later than September. Board members also indicated that they would be most comfortable seeking a manager with experience in government in western North Carolina.

Greenwood is employed by the town for 1,000 hours per year and, according to his contract, is paid $68,270 annually with $10,000 contributed to his retirement plan and $500 provided monthly for travel.

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Aldermen meet for annual retreat to review issues for 2011The Town of Franklin Board of Aldermen gathered at Town Hall for their annual winter retreat Jan. 15, hunkering down for an extended planning session to discuss several issues that the town will face throughout the coming year. Alderman Jerry Evans and Town Planner Michael Grubermann were both absent from the meeting.

Town budget

The stability of Franklin’s budget is strong for the time being, but as Greenwood explained, is also dependent on the actions of lawmakers in Raleigh.

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...grants to N.C. agencies

In an effort to help families find decent housing and to prevent future foreclosures, the Obama Administration today announced nearly $73 million in housing counseling grants to more than 500 national, regional and local organizations. As a result of the funding announced today, hundreds of thousands of households will have a greater opportunity to find housing or keep the homes they have because of the housing counseling and counseling training grants awarded today by U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan.

Housing counseling agencies located in 29 communities in North Carolina will offer comprehensive services, and some will have specific funding, such as the $34,650 Outer Banks Community Development Corporation which was granted to provide assistance with mortgage scams and mortgage modification. See links below for detailed information on each grant.

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Angel Medical Center was a recipient of a $5,000 grant from Bi-Lo during their Gift of Giving Month. The grant will help fund a Cancer Patient Navigator who will work with patients who are diagnosed with cancer assisting them from diagnoses through survivorship. The Cancer Patient Navigator will also work with caregivers, and help patients and their families to access resources that are available from many sources.

The Franklin Bi-Lo is the sponsor for the joint endeavor between AMC and Macon County Public Health for a monthly health education program, Ladies Night Out.

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