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...

Volunteer has passion for Relay

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Danette Cheatham of Wake Forest had already been volunteering with Franklin County Relay For Life when she lost her grandmother to bone cancer. And it made her work all the harder. She’s a self-proclaimed workaholic who loves to volunteer and help people. “It’s...

Louisburg approves 3-percent solid waste collection fee increase

by Jay Lamm LOUISBURG — Residents will have a 3-percent increase in solid waste collection rates, effective July 31. The increase amounts to 70 cents per household per month, Town Administrator Mark Warren told the town council Monday night. The council accepted the increase as...