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...

Youngsville utilities to get an upgrade

by Carrie C. Causey LOUISBURG — Franklin County Public Utilities will use money it has saved over the past few years to foot a more than $175,000 bill for proposed renovations to the Youngsville utility system. Since the county officially bought out the water service from...

Taking a plunge for charity

LOUISBURG — County Commissioner Don Lancaster was dunked for charity during a Union Bank customer appreciation day in Louisburg Friday. The event raised $451.79 for Miracle League of Franklin County. Customers also were able to eat hot dogs and play games. (photo by Carrie C. Causey)

Feeding Franklin grows produce pantry

by Carrie C. Causey YOUNGSVILLE — During Monday’s United Way Feeding Franklin food distribution, pantry representatives were thrilled at an addition to their bags. Next to their jars of peanut butter and jelly and canned vegetables was fresh produce and vouchers for more in the...

Boys & Girls Club camp to continue

by Carrie C. Causey LOUISBURG — Summer may have been saved after all for youth at the Boys & Girls Club’s Franklin County Unit thanks to some last-minute help by the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council. The N.C. Division of Juvenile Justice allocates funding to county Juvenile...