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Franklinton makes its interim guy permanent
Franklinton makes its interim guy permanent

FRANKLINTON -- When commissioners selected Gregory Bethea as its interim town manager in September, the veteran public servant said his goal was to establish policies, practices and procedures that would help the town and its next manager direct growth that's coming its way.
On Tuesday night, residents learned that Bethea will be the one who gets to see those things to fruition.


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Schools to request $2 million in Cap-X funds

LOUISBURG -- Although the numbers are not yet finalized, it appears that Franklin County Schools will be requesting $2 million in capital outlay funds from the county commissioners for the district's 2019-20 budget which begins on July 1.
That was the unofficial indication from the Franklin County Board of Education which held a special work session Monday to consider the district's pending capital expense needs. Since it was a work session, no vote was taken on the proposal, which will be considered formally at the April meeting.


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<i>Spring makes its chilly debut!</i>
Spring makes its chilly debut!

FUN IS SPRINGING UP. Spring hadn't sprung until Wednesday, but some people took advantage of sunny skies on Tuesday to get out to Joyner Park in Louisburg. Above, Nadaje Hedgepeth, right, has her 9-month-old daughter, Elaina Minickene, mesmerized by Scooby Doo while on a swing set at the park. While it remained a bit chilly during the first few days of spring, temperatures were expected to hit 60 and into the 70s by Friday, before another chilly snap.


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County's debt picture described as 'positive'

LOUISBURG -- The county's fiscal outlook -- if the view doesn't change much -- looks more like the county is heading toward a valley, not a cliff.
That was the message delivered by a financial advisor during a special meeting of the Franklin County Board of Commissioners on Monday afternoon.
According to Davenport & Company Senior Vice President Ted Cole, the county's debt will continue to go down and, in 10 years, 86 percent of the county's general fund debt will be retired.


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Hint of BBQ spices up council meeting

LOUISBURG -- Most of the Louisburg Town Council's Monday night meeting was about routine business -- although toward the end of the session there was a hint of barbecue in the air -- and that's something that doesn't happen at most council meetings.
During the session, the council agreed to require that town residents mow that small strip of land between the sidewalks in front of their house or business and the street, something that some already do and many do not.


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FRANKLIN FACE
FRANKLIN FACE

Franklinton runner Benjamin Hornyak


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