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Franklin Mayor Bob Scott, right, shakes hands with John Wesley Davis at the Crabtree General Store on Wednesday afternoon, June 1, 2016. The mayor often leaves his downtown office to take strolls around town and check in with residents and tourists. Colby Rabon / Carolina Public Press
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June 9, 2016, Comments Off on Changing times in Franklin, changing attitudes on forests

As the economic base in Macon County’s chief municipality has shifted, views on the best policy for managing the surrounding National Forests have also evolved.

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Cherokee council sparks up medicinal marijuana initiative

May 6, 2016, Comments Off on Cherokee council sparks up medicinal marijuana initiative

The tribe’s attorney general and a grassroots pro-cannabis group to collaborate on a proposed new law to make marijuana legal for tribe members in m ...

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Feds’ threat to flush funds over HB2 divides WNC lawmakers

May 5, 2016, Comments Off on Feds’ threat to flush funds over HB2 divides WNC lawmakers

GOP leadership in Raleigh defiant as feds say measure violates civil rights law. Democrats call for change. Even some Republicans are unhappy with sit ...