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The Highway Patrol ended its Operation Slow Down campaign on Sunday, March 31. The campaign which began on Monday, March 25, was focused on reducing speed related collisions on North Carolina highways. The campaign was conducted in combination with the Governor’s Highway Safety Program No Need to Speed campaign.

Speed remains the leading cause of traffic collisions and fatalities in North Carolina as well as across the country. Last year the Highway Patrol investigated 1,801 fatal collisions on North Carolina. Of those, 245 deaths were contributed to speed, compared to 244 deaths in 2011.


The Franklin Town Board of Aldermen held its monthly meeting Monday night to discuss a variety of different issues ranging from a rezoning issue to a number of proclamations and ending with discussion of some legal issues that the board hopes to resolve.

Re-zoning petition for Pauline Avenue

Property owners brought forth a request for the re-zoning of three parcels of land located off of Pauline Avenue totalling 13.47 acres. The properties are owned by Gary and Edith Holland and their former daughter-in-law, Natasha Tallent. The request before the board was to rezone the residential area from an R-1 to an R-2.


If the key to finding a job is networking, don’t miss Southwestern Community College’s Job Fair Thursday, April 4, on the Jackson campus. More than 50 employers will be represented at the free event that will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Burrell Building Conference Center.

“This is a unique opportunity for job seekers in the community because we are bringing all these employers together in one location,” said organizer Patty Kirkley, SCC Career Planning and Placement Coordinator. “If you want to know more about several employers, this will be your one-stop shop. We’ve done all the leg work to bring them together for you.


Reception held to offer best wishes on his retirement.

The Town of Franklin hosted a reception last Friday for the retiring Town Manager Sam Greenwood.

Greenwood has been Franklin's Town Manager since 2008 when Franklin began to use a council-manager form of government. In a council-manager form of government, the manager works at the will of the elected aldermen.


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