Storms cause water bypass in Franklinton

FRANKLINTON — Franklin County Public Utilities experienced a bypass of untreated wastewater from a pump station located on Chavis Street in Franklinton July 1. The spill occurred after the area received some 3-plus inches of rain in short duration during the morning hours. The...

Rolesville renews service contract with Waste Industries

ROLESVILLE — The town of Rolesville Board of Commissioners voted recently to renew its contract for waste services with Waste Industries. The renewed contract runs through June 2016. As part of the town’s ordinance, all residents are required to have garbage service, either with...

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...

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...

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...