SPCA receives grant, seeks volunteers

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The SPCA recently received a $10,000 grant from the Best Friends No More Homeless Pets grant program. The organization will use the grant to spay/neuter pets owned by Franklin County residents who live in mobile home parks. To schedule an appointment, call...

Chavis Street has sewer system overflow

by Carrie C. Causey FRANKLINTON — Franklin County Public Utilities experienced a bypass of untreated wastewater from a pump station located on Chavis Street in Franklinton Friday, June 7. The spill occurred after the area received at least 3.5 inches of rain during the afternoon...

Bell change rejected

School Board leaves middle school schedule as-is by Jay Lamm LOUISBURG — A proposed change in middle school bell times has been silenced. The Franklin County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to reject potential changes to middle school hours. The proposal, would...

Quilt trail kick off June 29

by Carrie C. Causey BUNN — After years of work, Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) will soon dedicate the Quilt Trails of the Tar River. The event will take place Saturday, June 29, at the Bunn Depot, 121 S. Franklin St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. An official ribbon cutting will be...
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County budget grows by $3 million — No tax increase, declining water rates

by Carrie C. Causey LOUISBURG — A stagnant tax rate, decreased utility cost and the unfreezing of positions in several county departments could be a sign things are improving for Franklin County. But in order to fund the $73 million proposed budget for 2013-14, the county will...