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Want water? Think $100 million plus!

LOUISBURG -- The county's utility attorney reminded commissioners why they need a long-term water solution.
Engineers recommended six options or ways to meet that need.
And financial advisors revealed ways that the county can pay for it.


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Many kids back in classrooms; 'so far, so good,' officials say

LOUISBURG -- Effective this week, all Franklin County children in the public school system are back in class in the hybrid Plan B scheme which means they attend face-to-face classes two days a week, virtual classes two days a week and have Wednesdays to work on classwork and special projects.
So far, that seems to be working fine, according to Supt. Rhonda Schuhler who gave the Board of Education a detailed status update at the board's Monday night meeting.


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<i>Hey, veterans ... Thank You!</i>
Hey, veterans ... Thank You!

MOMENT OF APPRECIATION. Every Nov. 11 is set aside to honor the service of America's veterans and Franklin County went all out this year. In the photo above, members of the Justice Volunteer Fire Department ready meals that were distributed to a long line of veterans who drove through the event because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year's event, held at the new Crosscreek Charter School in Louisburg, was coordinated by Brenda L. Wilkins, county veterans service director, who received a lot of help from volunteers wishing to say "thank you for your service."


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Community Dinner is off; but volunteers offer free groceries

LOUISBURG -- The annual community Thanksgiving dinner is being replaced this year.
St. Paul Presbyterian Church, First Fruits Farms, the Franklin County Interfaith Council, Franklin Area Clergy Ecumenical Society [FACES], the Youth Division of the Franklin County Missionary Union, The Crown Vic Boys and Girls, and Bunn native and Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen have combined to host a Thanksgiving Food Distribution & Coat Distribution this Saturday.


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Rezoning request draws opposition

LOUISBURG -- The Franklin County Board of Commissioners have called a special meeting for tonight (Nov. 19) to vote on two rezoning matters -- the first of which prompted a more than hour-long public hearing where dozens of residents and environmental advocates told commissioners they don't want a sand quarry to be allowed to expand its operations.


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Youngsville parade is on despite fears

YOUNGSVILLE -- Youngsville's holiday plans have come, to a degree, under fire.
But the town has no intentions of changing its Christmas tradition.
Franklin County Health Director Scott LaVigne confirmed that a town resident complained that the town's plans for a Christmas parade violates Gov. Roy Cooper's updated Executive Order 176 -- which limits indoor and outdoor gatherings because of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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FRANKLIN FACES
FRANKLIN FACES

Pitching greats Holden Laws, Abigail Fagan


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