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Hospital update: No news ... is no news!
Hospital update: No news ... is no news!

LOUISBURG -- Novant Health's self-imposed deadline for Franklin Medical Center purchase offers has come and gone, but hospital officials said it could be weeks before an update occurs.
"We are continuing to work through the [request for proposal] process," said Novant spokesperson Caryn Klebba.
"... We value the community and want to provide an update as soon as we have one," Klebba said.


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Election filing period near

LOUISBURG -- The filing period for municipal offices in Franklin County begins Monday.
And well before any ballot is cast in November, at least one elected official won't be returning to their respective governing board.
Bunn Commissioner Don Mitchell will not seek re-election, telling his fellow board members that his workload at two businesses has made service to the board impossible.


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TASTE TEST, YUMMY
TASTE TEST, YUMMY

Farmer Charlie Wallace gets a plate of fresh veggies prepared by chef Jim Pfifferling, director of dining services for Chartwells, the company that runs the dining hall at Louisburg College. He was joined by chef Tamika Houze, background, at the county Farmers Market last Friday. The Cooperative Extension office arranged the cooking demo and tasting and have yep more planned, for July 10 and July 17.


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Fun 4th festivities

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Residents will have to make a split decision if they want to take in Franklin County Fourth of July festivities.
With the holiday falling on Saturday, Franklin County's Independence Day festivities and Stand Up For America, a joint venture between OneFranklinton and Franklinton American Legion Post 52, will both be held on Friday.
Gates to Franklinton Middle School's football field, the site of Stand Up For America, will open at 5 p.m.


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Checking up to save lives

YOUNGSVILLE -- Late last year, police had to kick in a door to gain access to a house, finding an elderly woman who had been on the floor, without food or water for days.
The woman was able to recover, but Police Chief Daren Kirts figured there had to be a better way to take care of the town's most vulnerable citizens.


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Year ended 'pretty well' for schools

LOUISBURG -- The just-ended fiscal year "turned out pretty well" for Franklin County Schools, according to Doug Moore, assistant superintendent for business and finance.
But he's not making any such predictions for the 2015-16 school year which started Thursday because the state's budget, which has a huge impact on local school spending, is weeks if not months away from approval.


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Franklin Face
Franklin Face

Louisburg All-Stars fan Shepard Dudding


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