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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...
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Council of Governments funding gets the go-ahead

by Carrie C. Causey LOUISBURG — The Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments (COG) is “in its home stretch,” interim Executive Director Diane Cox said Tuesday, about convincing all of its members to agree to help pay back hundreds of thousands of dollars in deficit caused by...