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<i>County reaps $17.2 million in 'surprise' state funding</i>
County reaps $17.2 million in 'surprise' state funding

LOUISBURG -- Franklin County's legislative representatives showed up to Monday night's county commission meeting with a $17.2 million ceremonial check.
Franklin County and its communities will be able to use that money to address water woes, EMS facilities needs and court backlog, among other things, said State Sen. Lisa Barnes.


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College Park development gets Burg council approval

LOUISBURG -- The town council cleared the way for a major residential development, accepted the retirement resignation of one of the town's longest-serving officials, purchased land for a pocket park and handled an agenda of relatively routine business items during a lengthy council meeting Monday night.
The personnel action and the park land purchase came at the very end of the meeting after the council held a long, secret session to discuss both items.


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Havin' fun in Bunn!
Havin' fun in Bunn!

FUN FOR ALL. Above, Ange Sisk with American Wildlife Refuge shows off an owl. The Raleigh-based group rehabs animals that have been injured and brought to them for healing. Bunn Fun Day returned to the town after a pandemic-induced hiatus cancelled the event for two years. Visitors were treated to fun, food, games and music during the event held in the heart of downtown Bunn.


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Youngsville gets new convenience center

LOUISBURG -- County commissioners approved a special use request to put a convenience center site just west of Youngsville.
Franklin County solid waste staff have proposed using the 4.72-acre site at 2275 Long Mill Road as a new place for residents to dump their trash and recycled material.


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Franklinton tries fleet management idea

FRANKLINTON -- Town commissioners agreed to move forward with a management agreement to handle their vehicle fleet and maintenance.
During Tuesday night's meeting, Enterprise Fleet Management Senior Account Executive Nathan Collier presented commissioners with a proposal to better handle the town's fleet of about 20 vehicles.


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County buys building in Burg's Commerce Park

LOUISBURG -- Franklin County commissioners committed to buying and improving a piece of property that management expects will solve some space and storage issues.
And, the 5-acre property on T. Kemp Road should also have some longer-term value, as well.


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Correction

A page 1 story in the Sept. 15 edition of The Franklin Times incorrectly reported that six Franklin County Schools were designed as low performing in a recent evaluation by the state.
The correct number is three: Bunn Elementary, Bunn Middle and Franklinton Middle.


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FRANKLIN FACE
FRANKLIN FACE

Carolyn Peters at the Louisburg Senior Center


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