25th Annual Leaf Lookers GEMBOREE :: Friday, October 17 - Sunday, October 19 at the Macon County Community Building

- published 8/21 (Larry) old link: http://www1.cfnc.org/applications/NC_Community_College/apply.html?application_id=1527

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To help ease congestion and prevent collisions, the North Carolina Department of Transportation placed a “No U-Turn” sign at the intersection of East Main Street and the Highlands Road.

The sign, which was placed in the left turning lane turning from East Main Street toward McDonald’s and Hardee’s, was placed by the DOT about two months ago on June 6. The sign now requires that vehicles turning into McDonald’s or the Dollar General go through the light, turn left at the light, then enter the business through the back entrance.

Previously, vehicles heading east on East Main Street using the left turning lane at the red light, would make a U-turn into McDonald’s or Dollar General. The U-Turn was deemed unsafe as vehicles would encounter traffic turning left off of the Highlands Road or right off Lakeside Drive.

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Arthur Phalo (L), center director at Lyndon B. Johnson Civilian Conservation Center, was named as the Outstanding Business Leader for 2013-2014 by the Rotary Club of Franklin Daybreak.

Phalo has been instrumental in supporting various organizations in the community by encouraging his students to take an active role in local events and fundraising projects.

He was also the driving force behind securing accreditation for the LBJCCC.

The award was presented by Charles Thun.

 

 

Farm Service Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) assistance for losses to bush or tree fruit crops due to frost or freeze during the 2012 crop year. The program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides supplemental NAP payments to eligible producers.

Farmers who did not have access to crop insurance and are in primary and adjacent counties that received a secretarial disaster designation because of frost or freeze in 2012 are eligible for NAP assistance. Losses due to weather damage or other adverse natural occurrences may also qualify for program assistance.

NAP enrollment began July 22. Applications must be submitted to FSA county offices by Sept. 22, 2014.

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The Town of Franklin's Board of Aldermen met on Monday night and without any discussion, passed a resolution to oppose hydraulic fracturing in North Carolina, but especially in Franklin and its surrounding areas. There was no discussion from the board because there was no need for discussion as a result of a vibrant turnout from the local population to voice their opinions about “fracking,” none of which were positive.

In 2012, the Clean Energy and Economic Security Act was ratified. The law, reconstitutes the state's Mining Commission as the North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission and also gives the commission the power to develop a modern regulatory program for the management of oil and gas exploration in N.C. – including the use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing.

The room was near capacity with members of the community taking the opportunity to speak during the public session portion of the meeting.

A major concern with the act of horizontal drilling is the displacement of the plates that are under the earth's surface. The fear being that earthquakes may become likely and of larger impact as Franklin resident Larry Stenger told the board.

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